|EDRD 4450||Concepts and Methods for Reading in Middle Childhood Education|
|Prerequisites||Students must complete all Area G.1 and Area G.2 courses|
|Corequisites||EDCI 4650, EDCI 4600, EDRD 4600, EDMT 4460, EDRD 4450, EDSC 4470, or EDSS 4480|
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.