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Semester offering codes corrected and posted on June 7, 2004.
RED-Reading Education

RED 3310 Teaching Developmental Reading in the Elementary School . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: LAE 3314.
Materials and methods for teaching basic reading and related study skills; emphasis on teaching mastery of decoding skills, conducting guided reading activities, utilizing a wide variety of reading materials in the classroom and relating basic reading skills to content area instruction; includes observation/ participation in school settings.

RED 3324 Teaching Reading in the Middle and Secondary Schools . . . . . 3(S)
Theory and methods for teaching reading at the middle and secondary school level; emphasis on strategies for vocabulary and comprehension, evaluating student progress in reading and integrating reading and study skills into content area instruction across the middle and secondary school curriculum.

RED 4306 ICFE IV - Integrated Reading Curriculum/Field Experience . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: EEC 4302 and EEC 4943.
Corequisite: EEC 3800, RED 4944.
The focus in ICFE IV is to refine technical skills of teaching and to provide a vehicle for critical, reflective thinking regarding teacher behaviors. This culminates the process of individual students orchestrating the myriad components of the integrated curriculum experience with a focus on implementation of reading systems adopted in local schools.

RED 4542 Teaching Developmental Reading in the Elementary School II . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: LAE 3314 and RED 3310.
Prepares the pre-service teacher in the area of individualized reading and language arts assessment. Individualizing instruction in the areas of language arts (speaking, listening, reading and written composition) are major components.

RED 4944 ICFE IV - Integrated Reading Curriculum Practicum . . . . . 3(S)
Corequisite: EEC 3800, RED 4306.
Designed as the field based component of ICFE IV. The experience is intended to integrate skills and concepts acquired throughout the program. Focus is on developing and implementing thematic based instruction together with developmentally appropriate approaches to reading and evaluation. Minimum of 100 hours in a Pre-K or Primary classroom setting; includes seminar, observation, planning, teaching and individual projects.

RED 5XXX Florida Online Reading Professional Development . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Designed to deliver current, relevant, scientifically-based, and classroom-based information in reading to pre K-12 teachers. Also designed with teachers' and students' needs in mind.

RED 5515 Classroom Reading Assessments . . . . . 3(S,SS)
Prerequisite: RED 6116, RED 6XXX (Foundations of Middle and Secondary Literacy) for reading education majors, or RED 5XXX (FL Online Reading Professional Dev) for Reading Endorsement Students).
An exploration into the theories and appropriate assessment practices by classroom teachers.

RED 5926 Workshop in Reading . . . . . 1-3(SS)

RED 6XXX Foundations of Middle and Secondary Literacy . . . . . 3(S)
Emphasizes reading theory and instruction in the middle and secondary grades based on research and classroom practice. Students will examine how particular theories of literacy impact the instructional practices used when teaching reading and writing.

RED 6XX1 Differentiating Instruction . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: RED 5515.
Explores differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners and teaches how to prevent or remediate reading difficulties. The focus will be on the interpretation of reading assessment and the implementation of research based instructional practices.

RED 6XX2 Practicum in the Clinical Teaching of Reading . . . . . 3(SS)
Prerequisite: RED 5515 and RED 6546.
Designed to provide a supervised clinical experience in reading assessment and tutoring. Students will conduct a thorough diagnostic screening and provide one-to-one tutoring for a struggling reader.

RED 6116 Foundations of Early Literacy . . . . . 3(SS)
Emphasizes reading theory and instruction for early and beginning literacy. Students will examine how particular theories of literacy impact instructional practices used when teaching reading and writing in the Pre K - 5 classroom.

RED 6161 Reading Across the Curriculum . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: RED 6XXX (Foundations of Middle and Secondary Literacy).
Features techniques and activities for assessing needs and teaching comprehension, vocabulary, and study skills in content areas. Integrates theory with practice and is designed for teachers of content area subjects and reading teachers. Prepares teachers to make instructional decisions based on sound theory, reason, applied knowledge and learner needs.

RED 6546 Identifying and Preventing Reading Difficulties . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: RED 5515, RED 6116.
Study and clinical experience to develop competence in determining causes and degrees of reading disabilities, recommending specific corrective or remedial instruction to meet specific needs and preparing case studies.

RED 6747 Research and Trends in Reading . . . . . 3(SS)
Review of significant research in reading, introduction to techniques and critical analysis of reading research, review and comparison of trends in development of materials, approaches and reading programs.

RED 6911 Action Research: Reading . . . . . 3(F,S)
Pre/Corequisite: RED 5XXX (Florida Online Reading Professional Development).
An in-depth exploration of the major components related to reading instruction. Includes an action research project. Students will identify a classroom-based reading issue, review the related literature, design and implement an action plan, evaluate, and report the results.

RED 6940 Reading Practicum . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: RED 5515, RED 6XX1 (Differentiating Instruction).
Practical experience in increasing student reading performance with the utilization of appropriate strategies and materials. Emphasizes assessment based instruction for individual and groups of students to prevent, identify, and remediate reading difficulties.

RED 6971 Thesis . . . . . 1-6(F,S,SS)
Original contribution or comprehensive analysis of theory and practice in a specific area. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.

RED 7XXX The Organization and Administration of Reading Programs . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Explores the role of the reading supervisor in organizing and implementing reading programs from the pre-elementary through the college level.