READING (RDG)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

RDG 099 Development Reading Skills 3(3-0)
Students will apply strategies for improving comprehension, developing vocabulary, and increasing rate for reading college textbooks. (S/U grading) (F,S)

RDG 301 Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary School 3(3-0)
Foundations of reading and language arts including psychology of reading, language development, emergent literacy, word attack, comprehension strategies, vocabulary, hand-writing, spelling, written and oral language skills. (F,S)

RDG 310 Current Approaches to Reading 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 301 or 425. (F)

RDG 360 Practicum (1-3 VAR)
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. Prerequisites: RDG 301 or 425 and initial testing in basic competencies. (F,S)

RDG 410 Teaching Rdg and Language Arts 4(4-0)
Includes reading and language arts 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 425 Teaching Reading in Content Areas 3(3-0)
Reading skills, strategies and activities to improve comprehension of textual material in various content areas such as mathematics, science, literature, social sciences, and industrial 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 301 or 425. (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 301 or 425. (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 301. (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 301 or 425. (F,S)

RDG 491 Special Topics (1-2 VAR) (*)

RDG 495 Independent Study (1-2 VAR)
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. (*)

GRADUATE COURSES

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: graduate standing. (*)

RDG 531 Developing Creative Centers 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: graduate standing. (*)

RDG 536 New Directions 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. Prerequisites: a beginning reading course, graduate standing, and teacher certification or initial testing in basic competencies. (*)

RDG 552 Psycholinguistic Views of Reading: Process to Practice 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. Prerequisites: beginning course in reading, graduate standing, and teacher certification or initial testing in basic competencies. (*)

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. Prerequisites: RDG 301 or 425, graduate standing, and teacher certification or initial testing in basic competencies. (*)

RDG 591 Special Topics (1-2 VAR)
Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

RDG 595 Independent Study 1(0-2)
Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)