ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Reading Education (RDG)

RDG 301 Literacy and Instruction in the Content Areas. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Required course for all Secondary Education candidates. Introduces theory and instructional strategies for learning written and oral texts across academic disciplines. Prerequisite: ITC admission.

RDG 334 Children’s Literature and Elementary School Curriculum. (3)
fall and spring
Selecting and using children’s literature in various curriculum areas in elementary school classrooms with diverse student populations. Lecture, discussion, lab. Cross-listed as EED 334. Credit is allowed for only EED 334 or RDG 334. Prerequisite: professional program admission. Corequisite: DCI 396 or EED 496.

RDG 414 Teaching Reading/Decoding. (3)
fall and spring
Emphasizes teaching reading as part of an integrated classroom curriculum. Includes strategies and skills for teaching decoding (phonics), vocabulary, comprehension, study skills, and content area reading. Prerequisite: ITC admission.

RDG 481 Reading Practicum. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Applies concepts from RDG 414 in classroom settings. Students demonstrate teaching strategies under supervision. Required for Elementary Education candidates. Prerequisite: ITC admission.

RDG 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall and spring
Possible topics:

(a)Reading/Decoding. (3)

RDG 505 Developmental Reading. (3)
fall, spring, summer
For classroom and special reading teachers. Specific professional skills in decoding, comprehension, and evaluation. Required for Special Reading Endorsement. Prerequisite: teaching certificate.

RDG 507 Content Area Literacy. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Theory, teaching strategies, and practical application concerning learning from text across subject matter disciplines.

RDG 522 Literacy/Biliteracy Development. (3)
fall
Acquaints teachers with first- and second-language literacy research, practice, and assessment in elementary school settings (Spanish-English emphasis). Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as BLE 522. Credit is allowed for only BLE 522 or RDG 522. Prerequisite: BLE 511.

RDG 525 Emergent Literacy. (3)
spring
Examines recent research on oral language and literacy development and effective strategies for teaching language and literacy in prekindergarten to grade 3. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as ECD 525. Credit is allowed for only ECD 525 or RDG 525.

RDG 530 Research Issues in Literacy. (3)
spring in odd years
For graduate students interested in research on major issues related to literacy instruction. Seminar activities include reviewing quantitative and qualitative methods and analyzing literacy research. Prerequisite: COE 501 or DCI 510 or EDP 502.

RDG 533 Literacy in Secondary BLE/ESL Settings. (3)
spring
Examines first- and second-language literacy research, practice, and assessment across content areas in secondary school settings. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as BLE 533. Credit is allowed for only BLE 533 or RDG 533. Prerequisite: BLE 511.

RDG 544 Adolescent Literacy Programs for New Times. (3)
not regularly offered
Theories, strategies, and issues in developing, implementing, and assessing approaches to literacy instruction for today's diverse adolescent students (grades 7 – 12). Prerequisite: RDG 507 or instructor approval.

RDG 550 Practicum Experiences in Elementary and Secondary Reading. (3)
spring and summer
Practicum experience utilizing assessment and instructional techniques for classroom settings. See RDG 557 for State of Arizona reading endorsement. Lab. Prerequisite: RDG 505 (or its equivalent).

RDG 556 Assessment and Procedures in Elementary and Secondary Reading. (3)
fall
Techniques for classroom and clinical reading assessment and instruction. Emphasizes continuous assessment. May be taken concurrently with RDG 557. Recommended for State of Arizona reading endorsement. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: RDG 505.

RDG 557 Advanced Elementary and Secondary Reading Practicum. (3)
spring and summer
Advanced practicum experience utilizing specialized reading and other assessment and instruction techniques for classroom and clinic settings. Lab sections. Recommended for State of Arizona reading endorsement. May be taken concurrently with RDG 556. Lab. Prerequisites: RDG 505; instructor approval.

RDG 563 Children’s Literature. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Selects and uses children’s literature and related nonprint media to support the elementary school curriculum. Cross-listed as LIS 563. Credit is allowed for only LIS 563 or RDG 563.

RDG 581 Literature-Based Reading Programs. (3)
fall, spring, summer
For classroom and special reading teachers. The role of literature in the acquisition and development of literacy. Specific suggestions for helping students learn to read and/or expand their reading ability with literature. Introduction to literature studies. Prerequisite: teaching certificate.

RDG 582 Practicum: Literature Studies. (3)
spring
Practical application of literature study group principles in field sites or through on-campus simulations. Lecture, supervised practice. Prerequisite: RDG 581 or instructor approval.

RDG 596 Gender, Culture, and Literacies. (3)
spring
Influence of gender and culture on written, oral, and post-typographical texts. Seminar.

RDG 630 Research in Literacy. (3)
not regularly offered
For advanced graduate students interested in applied research problems, literature of literacy instruction, and major issues related to literacy research. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

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