EDRD 0071 Academic Reading
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Learning Support Program students only
Description

Prepares students for college-level reading, focusing on reading, studying, writing about, and taking tests on the content of texts from various disciplines represented in the undergraduate curriculum. Special emphasis is given to learning and integrating information from multiple sources such as textbook chapters, journal articles, books, and lectures.

EDRD 2200 Reading for Undergraduate Success
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The primary objective of this course is to support students in developing reading fluency in an academic context so that they may perform successfully in reading a variety of academic texts in their undergraduate courses across the disciplines. The course focuses on strategies for reading comprehension, developing vocabulary, recognizing main ideas, skimming, scanning, and inferring meaning from context. All reading skills addressed in this course may be applied to other academic courses in the university.

EDRD 3400 Reading the World of 21st Century Texts
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will examine the act of reading texts effectively in the 21st century. Students will discuss what it means to be a literate person in a technological society and will explore constructs that relate to their understandings of texts, their literacy histories and communities, the academy, and national and international literacy sectors. Building on students’ prior knowledge and experiences, students will participate in unique and creative on- and off-line interactive activities and demonstrations to help them make sense of themselves as literate individuals, to help them develop strategies for reading and comprehending texts of all kinds, and to help them develop expertise in negotiating the rapidly changing technological world around them.

EDRD 3490 Topics in Middle Childhood Reading
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Focuses on the reading process and on reading instruction as it relates to the needs of pre/early adolescent students in middle childhood. Major emphases include understanding the factors that affect reading, critical analyses of reading materials and strategies used in the content areas, understanding ways to facilitate students’ learning from texts, and understanding interdisciplinary instruction. School experience included.

EDRD 3500 Assessment and Instruction of Middle Childhood Students with Reading Difficulty
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course involves preservice teachers in working one-on-one with a middle childhood student having difficulties in reading. Emphases include understanding readers’ attitudes, interests, and perceptions of reading, assessing reader’s strategies and ability to construct meaning, and planning appropriate literacy experience in light of assessment information.

EDRD 3600 Family Literacy and Community Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This courses focuses on scholarship by literacy and language researchers who utilize diverse methodologies and practical applications in understanding families’ literate and community lives and learning. This course involves learning and working with diverse populations, in and out of school contexts, through nonprofit sectors and parent, family and community agencies for human learning and development. In addition, this course allows students to gain knowledge in family and school involvement, urban education, English as second language, and popular culture and digital and social media.

EDRD 4450 Concepts and Methods for Reading in Middle Childhood Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admitted to Teacher Education
Corequisites EDLA 4400, EDMT 4460, EDSC 4470, or EDSS 4480, and EDCI 4600, and EDRD 4600
Description

Provides the pedagogical content knowledge necessary for effective middle grades instruction in reading. Procedures for planning, implementing, and reflecting on reading instruction are applied in a school setting, including planning and managing of classroom literacy events based on assessment information. Additional emphases include a supervised classroom experience where students (1) examine ways of recording, analyzing, and using assessment information in daily classroom instruction; and (2) consider cultural, psychological, social, and political issues associated with traditional ability groups and design alternative approaches to ability grouping that meet students’ needs.

EDRD 4600 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admitted to Teacher Education
Corequisites EDCI 4600 and two of the following: EDLA 4400, EDMT 4460, EDRD 4450, EDSC 4470, or EDSS 4480
Description

In this course students examine reading and writing instructional strategies and materials in the content area classroom. Emphases are on adolescent literacy development, the process of reading and writing in middle grades, the role of textbooks and trade books, concept development, comprehension, vocabulary, and study strategies. This course is a Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course.