Reading is a complex activity made up of two interdependent processes. A skilled reader combines word recognition and language comprehension to make meaning of text. Years of research have identified the theory and practice of teaching reading. Understanding the cognitive processes that are imperative for successful reading acquisition is important for all educators. This course covers the components identified in the research to give educators the background knowledge needed to implement effective reading practices in all grade levels.
Modules within the course include oral language, developing foundational literacy skills through phonological awareness, making sense of the six syllable types, fluency, and understanding reading comprehension.