This subject focuses on the prevention of reading difficulties in the primary school years and in designing interventions for individual children. The subject content is grounded in the scientifically based reading research and provides a specific focus on the teaching of reading integrating the 5 big ideas (phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension). Explicit teaching is the pedagogy for instruction used in the teaching of reading in this subject. There is a specific emphasis on assessment and the role of careful instructional design and delivery in the teaching of children who are at risk for reading difficulties. Students will apply their understanding of assessment, explicit teaching, and instructional decision making. Students will be required to work with a child while undertaking this subject.
School of Teacher Education
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