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READ 521 READ Practicum

Content: Classroom work with the support of a mentor who holds a Reading Intervention endorsement. Practicum candidates work in their own classrooms with a focus on reading instruction and assessment. As part of the practicum, candidates are assigned a mentor and a supervisor. The supervisor will conduct two observations. One observation is focused on reading instruction. One observation is focused on in-class reading assessment. The supervisor fills out an observation report/rubric. The supervisor conducts two triad meetings with the candidate and mentor, focusing on the observation report and rubric (areas of conversation include reading instruction practices and reading assessment practices such as data collection/use of data). Candidates are also required to successfully complete a work sample assignment as part of the Reading Intervention endorsement.
Prerequisites: READ 502/620 and READ 532/625
Credits: 1 semester hour.

Reading Intervention Endorsement

The Reading Intervention Endorsement Program applies a dynamic view of literacy to reading and writing instruction in schools. The program's theoretical base owes much to the work of Donald Murray, Linda Rief, Stephanie Harvey, Ellin Keene, Stephen Krashen, Donald Graves, Louise Rosenblatt, and others who believe that reading, writing, listening, and speaking are all language processes. Language users interact with text—oral, written, and visual—to construct meaning and create meaningful stories.