Graduate Reading Courses

READ 5086. Reading Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

Directed study of selected problems in reading. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

READ 5197. Literacy Practicum I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides students with opportunities to apply content and use materials and strategies from READ 5375 Reading Assessment and Intervention in their own school setting. Concurrent enrollment in READ 5375 Reading Assessment and Intervention is required. Prerequisite: READ 5373 or 9 hours of undergraduate reading courses or approval of department head. Concurrent enrollment in READ 5375 Reading Assessment and Intervention is required.

READ 5299. Literacy Practicum II. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides students with opportunities to apply content and use materials and strategies from READ 5376 Organization and Administration of Reading Programs in their own school setting. Concurrent enrollment in READ 5376 Organization and Administration of Reading Programs is required. Prerequisite: READ 5373 or 9 hours of undergraduate reading courses or approval of department head. Concurrent enrollment in READ 5376 Organization and Administration of Reading Programs is required.

READ 5370. Literacy Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Models of the reading and writing processes. Includes characteristics of emergent, early, transitional and fluent literacy; instructional strategies in reading and writing; phonics instruction and strategies for teaching English language learners; the essential knowledge and skills in the language arts curriculum. Prerequisite: admission to the alternative teacher certification program at Tarleton.

READ 5372. Language Arts for Today's Learner. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Examines research and strategies for implementing the reading/writing process in classrooms. Examines integrated curriculum, use of children's literature, classroom management and organization, evaluation, working with diverse learners, and developing support networks. Prerequisites: READ 5373 or 9 hours of undergraduate reading courses or approval of department head.

READ 5373. Foundations of Reading. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course examines theoretical models of reading processes, historical perspectives on reading instruction, and their relationship to instructional practices. This course also focuses on instructional strategies and relationships between the components of reading: oral language, phonological and phonemic awareness, concepts of print, alphabetic principle, word identification, comprehension, vocabulary, and written language. Prerequisite: Elementary, secondary, or all-level certification or approval of department head.

READ 5374. Reading Resources and Materials. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course researches, identifies, and evaluates a variety of print and non-print materials, including content area textbooks, trade books, and computer software. This course also focuses on development of comprehension through a variety of reading and writing strategies. Prerequisite: READ 5373 or 9 hours of undergraduate reading courses or approval of department head.

READ 5375. Reading Assessment and Intervention. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course examines methods and techniques related to reading assessment and intervention for the components of reading. This course explores informal and formal reading assessment procedures, including the documentation and analysis of assessment data; using data analysis to design interventions for students with reading difficulties, dyslexia, and reading disabilities; and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions. Concurrent enrollment in Literacy Practicum I is required. Prerequisites: READ 5373 or 9 hours of undergraduate reading courses or approval of department head. Concurrent enrollment in READ 5197 Literacy Practicum I is required.

READ 5376. Organization and Administration of Reading Programs. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course surveys state and federal requirements, standards, trends, and issues related to the administration of reading programs. Students will examine instructional issues and reading programs for Pre-K through adult learners. Additional course topics include literacy instruction for English Language Learners, use of assessment results to plan instruction, flexible grouping strategies, textbook/test adoption procedures, roles and responsibilities of personnel in the reading programs, staff professional development, and facilitation of positive change strategies. Concurrent enrollment in Literacy Practicum II is required. Prerequisites: READ 5373 or 9 hours of undergraduate reading courses or approval of department head. Concurrent enrollment in READ 5299 Literacy Practicum II is required.

READ 5377. Digital Literacy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Surveys digital technology, communication tools, and multiple forms of media to locate, evaluate, use, and create information in the 21st century reading classroom. Examines the appropriate use of technology paired with best practices to scaffold reading instruction for diverse populations. Prerequisites: READ 5373 or 9 hours of undergraduate reading courses or approval of department head.

READ 5378. Adult Literacy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An analysis of theoretical and practical applications of adult literacy development. Topics will include a current and historical understanding of literacy, English Language Learners, adult technology literacy needs and skills, and future directions for adult education and literacy. Implications for program development and implementation of successful adult literacy programs will also be discussed. Prerequisite: READ 5373 or 9 hours of undergraduate reading or approval of department head.

READ 5379. Advanced Psycholinguistics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course emphasizes linguistic principles, the perception of language, the mental lexicon, sentence and discourse comprehension, the production of speech and language, conversational interaction, first and second language acquisition, biological foundations of language, and related topics, such as reading, linguistic diversity, and cultural influences. Credit for both READ 5379 and PSYC 5379 will not be awarded.

READ 5380. Critical Literacy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course offers an introduction to the critical and analytical study of literature and its application to the modern classroom. Taking a critical perspective, students will examine the underlying messages in literature and explore topics of gender, race, power, and other complex social issues through multiple genres and texts. These topics will be situated in the context of literacy education.