Jun 08, 2023
TED-2100 Processes and Acquisition of Reading
This course focuses on the process of first and second language development, including the impact of phonemic awareness, orthographic knowledge, vocabulary development, fluency, and comprehension. Students also analyze how the brain responds to reading acquisition. Students compare and contrast the characteristics of emerging to mature readers. Additionally, students explore typical and atypical development of literacy skills and the effects that reading difficulties, such as dyslexia, can have on an individual’s ability to learn to read and write.
- Explain reading and writing as a constructive process.
- Explain the contribution of oral language to reading and writing development.
- Discuss language structures and the components of language.
- Identify the process of language development and the effects of second language learning.
- Describe the interrelationship among orthographic, phonological, semantic, and contextual processing in word recognition, reading fluency, and comprehension.
- Manipulate sounds (e.g. segmenting, blending, substituting and deleting) in order to differentiate among phonemic awareness.
- Describe stages of reading development and the characteristics of beginning, proficient, and mature readers.
- Explain comprehension development and response to narrative and expository text.
- Describe the intrinsic and extrinsic causes of reading difficulty as they relate to the characteristics of students with reading difficulties.
- Relate current brain research to the acquisition of reading.
- Identify specific aspects of instruction that facilitate language and literacy development.
- Discuss how children’s literature contributes to oral language development.
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