A basic understanding of the reading process and its relationship to the other language arts is the focus of this course. Topics pertaining to reading/writing instruction in grades K-12, ranging from emergent literacy to comprehension of narrative and expository discourse are covered. There is an emphasis on strategies for developing phonemic awareness, word recognition skills, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension through various instructional settings and across all curricular areas. The importance of literature-enrichment activities and making curricular connections is highlighted. Field component is required.