SPY 627 Multi-Tier Reading Interventions includes lectures, discussions, guided practice and applied learning experiences in the scope and sequence of progressively more intensive reading instruction for students in kindergarten through grade 12, including students with disabilities. Starting with the five foundations of reading instruction (e.g., phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension), the course describes the features of universal (e.g., Tier 1) core reading instruction then provides guided practice and applied learning experiences to prepare teachers to use progressively more intensive reading instruction based on student learning needs. Students will learn how to select and use scientifically validated reading instruction practices for students needing supplemental (e.g., Tier 2), intensive (e.g., Tier 3), and special education reading instruction. The course will review the key features of assessment of reading problems, as well as prepare teachers to develop data-based reading interventions and collect data to determine the effectiveness of interventions.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor. 3 credit hours)