INSTRUCTION IN THIS COURSE FOCUSES ON THE TECHNIQUES, METHODS, AND MATERIALS THAT CAN BE USED IN EFFECTIVELY DIAGNOSING READING DIFFICULTIES/DEFICIENCIES AND STRENGTHS IN STUDENTS IN GRADES K THROUGH 8. COURSE CONTENT WILL INCLUDE A STUDY OF BOTH FORMAL AND INFORMAL ASSESSMENT MEASURES WITH EMPHASIS PLACED ON THE PROCEDURES FOR ADMINISTERING AND INTERPRETING AN INFORMAL READING INVENTORY (IRI) AND HOW TO USE RESULTS FROM THIS INVENTORY TO PRESCRIBE AND THEN DELIVER APPROPRIATE READING INSTRUCTION TO STUDENTS IN GRADES K-8. AS PART OF THE SERVICE LEARNING COMPONENT FOR THE COURSE, STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SERVE AS A TUTOR FOR A K-8 STUDENT IN A SCHOOL SETTING.