Reading (RDG)

RDG 99  Developmental Reading Skills  3(3-0)  

Students will apply strategies for improving comprehension, developing vocabulary, and increasing rate for reading college textbooks. (F, S)

RDG 310  Current Approaches to Readng and Writing Instruction  3(3-0)  

Various approaches to teaching reading and writing including research findings and classroom application of the reading and writing process. Prerequisite: RDG 410 or 435. (F)

RDG 360  Practicum  (1-3 V)  

Work with small groups and individual pupils in the public school preparing materials and lessons under the supervision of a reading teacher. Applies to both elementary and secondary schools depending upon the instructor's assignment. Prerequisite: RDG 410 or 435. (F, S)

RDG 410  Teaching Reading  3(3-0)  

Includes reading instruction, emphasizing methods and assessment strategies to meet K-6 Colorado content standards; 30 hours of field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (F, S)

RDG 411  Teaching Elementary Language Arts  2(2-0)  

Focuses on language arts instruction for K-6 students; 30 hrs. field work required. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (F, S)

RDG 431  Developing Creative Centers  1(1-0)  

Involves planning, developing and implementing the use of learning centers in the classroom. Prerequisite: RDG 410 or 435. (SS)

RDG 435  Content Area Literacy  4(3-2)  

Focuses on skills and strategies to improve comprehension of textual material as well as writing in various content areas; 60 hours of field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (F, S)

RDG 436  New Directions in Reading Comprehension  2(2-0)  

Exploration of and simulations of research-based strategies to increase students' comprehension of reading in elementary and secondary classes. Prerequisite: RDG 410 or 435. (F, SS)

RDG 437  Newspapers as a Teaching Resource  1(1-0)  

Strategies and procedures for using the newspaper as a supplementary resource in content area classrooms at all grade levels (K-12). (SS)

RDG 442  Reading Across Cultures  2(2-0)  

Techniques of adapting reading instruction for the linguistically and culturally different child. Problems of many minority groups are analyzed. Prerequisite: RDG 410 or 435. (S)

RDG 450  Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems  3(2-3)  

Diagnostic and evaluation procedures used in detecting and remediating problems and individualized instruction. Appropriate for elementary and secondary teachers. Field experience required. admission to teacher program required. Prerequisite: RDG 410 or RDG 435. (F, S)

RDG 491  Special Topics  (1-2 V)  

Special Topics. (*)

RDG 495  Independent Study  (1-2 V)  

Individual projects and problem-solving experiences designed to meet students' special needs. With instructor's permission, certain program requirements may be completed through independent study. (*)

RDG 510  Foundations of Reading Instruction  3(3-0)  

Basic course for other graduate reading courses, including reading skills, sequence, materials, psychology of reading and relationship to other language arts. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education or Teacher in Residence Program, or MEd Program. (*)

RDG 511  Teaching Elementary Language Arts  2(2-0)  

Focuses on language arts instruction for K-6 students; 30 hrs. field work required. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education or Teacher in Residence Program, or MEd Program. (F, S)

RDG 531  Developing Creative Center  1(1-0)  

Students will investigate various types of learning centers and means of successful implementation in the classroom. Development of materials, lesson plans and record-keeping systems which will result in a complete reading center. Investigation into research on effectiveness of learning centers. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (SS)

RDG 535  Content Area Literacy  3(3-0)  

Focuses on skills and strategies to improve comprehension of textual material as well as writing in various content areas. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education or Teacher in Residence Program or MEd Program. (*)

RDG 536  New Direction in Reading Comprehension  2(2-0)  

Current research-based theory and practical classroom strategies and procedures for increasing comprehension of reading in elementary and secondary content area. Emphasis on open-ended, higher-order thinking skills. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)

RDG 537  Newspapers as a Teaching Resource  1(1-0)  

Strategies and procedures for using the newspaper as a supplementary resource in content area classrooms at all grade levels (K-12). Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (SS)

RDG 542  Reading Across Cultures  2(2-0)  

Techniques of adapting reading instruction for the linguistically and culturally different child. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)

RDG 550  Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems  3(2-3)  

Formal and informal diagnostic procedures for the classroom teacher including standardized testing, informal inventories, close, criterion-referenced testing and Reading Miscue Inventory. Prescriptions based on diagnosis; remediation strategies applied by students. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education or Teacher in Residence Program or M.Ed. Program and one of the following RDG courses: 410 or 510 or 435 or 535. (*)

RDG 552  Psycholinguistic Views of Reading: Process to Pracatice  2(1-3)  

Introduction to psycholinguistic perspectives through analysis of oral reading errors. Reading Miscue Manual as an instrument for investigating reader's strengths and weaknesses. Strategies for remediating poor quality miscues. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education or Teacher in Residence Program, or M.Ed. Program and one of the following RDG courses: 410 or 510 or 435 or 535. (*)

RDG 560  Practicum  2(0-6)  

Work with small groups and individual pupils in the public school preparing materials and lessons under the supervision of a reading teacher. Applied to both elementary and secondary schools depending on the instructor's assignment. Prerequisite: RDG 410 or 435, and graduate standing. (*)

RDG 591  Special Topics  (1-2 V)  

Special Topics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)

RDG 595  Independent Study  1(0-2)  

Independent Study. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)