This course is designed to provide information on balanced reading instruction in grades Pre-K-6. Specific topics addressed will include: theories/models of the reading process, language acquisition, phonemic awareness, word identification strategies (sight vocabulary, phonics knowledge, structural analysis, and contextual analysis), vocabulary development strategies, comprehension strategies, reading-writing connections, and assessments (formal and informal). Students enrolled in this course are required to complete 30 hours of field experience in a K-6 classroom setting.