Department of Reading

http://www.twu.edu/reading

Chair: Connie Briggs, Professor

Location: MCL 907
Telephone: 940-898-2227
E-mail: reading@mail.twu.edu
Fax: 940-898-2224

The Department of Reading offers coursework toward all initial teaching certificates. At the graduate level, the Department offers complete programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Education. A program leading to the Texas Master Reading Teacher certification is also available. All degree and certification programs in the Department of Reading at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels are fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency/State Board for Educator Certification.

Undergraduate courses in the Department of Reading are designed to provide practice and theory in reading for students seeking initial certification at EC-6, 4-8, and 8-12 grade levels.

Undergraduate Degrees

Please consult the information on degree requirements of the College of Professional Education.

Graduate Courses

Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for information regarding graduate courses.

Please see the Admission section of this catalog.

Courses

READ 1003. Fundamentals of College Reading and Learning. Reading strategies and skills, enabling students to learn effectively at the college level and to perform well in classroom, testing, and personal situations. Does not satisfy any degree requirement, and hours earned will not count toward graduation requirements. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

READ 3013. Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum. Study and practice of theory, content, and methods for integrating reading and related literacy skills into content and related area instruction. Emphasizes interrelatedness of literacy processes and their importance in all instruction and learning; strategies for improving text comprehension, developing vocabulary, discussing and writing to learn, and using study and inquiry skills with a variety of texts. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

READ 3423. Literacy Foundations: 4-8. Guidance and practice in planning and organizing for instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing in grades four through eight. Reading and language arts theory, content, and methods. Prerequisite: Junior standing and meet College of Professional Education requirements for THEA reading and writing. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 hours of coursework and a minimum 2.6 GPA. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

READ 3433. Literacy Foundations EC-6. Guidance and practice in planning and organizing for instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing in early childhood through intermediate grades. Reading and language arts theory, content, and methods. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 hours of coursework and a minimum 2.6 GPA. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

READ 3463. Strategic Learning through Text Strategies. Guidance and practice in assisting students in using appropriate strategies for accessing meaning of various forms of text. Explores ways to help students apply strategies for using reading, writing, and studying as tools for appreciating, knowing, and understanding. Prerequisite: READ 3423 with a grade of C or higher. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

READ 3483. Language and Literacy EC-6. Examines relationship between language and literacy development and factors that enable teachers to establish a context for language and literacy learning for diverse learners. Prerequisite: READ 3433. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

READ 4383. Phonological and Orthographic Principles in Reading. Define and apply understanding of the phonological and orthographic language systems as they specifically relate to literacy development. Design assessment and instruction related to children's learning of letters, sounds, and their relationship; word-analysis; and spelling. Prerequisite: READ 3423 or READ 3433 with a grade of C or higher. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

READ 4413. Integrated Language Arts for Grades 4-8. Instruction and practice in the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing for teachers of early adolescents. This course includes a strong emphasis on integrating the language arts through process writing. Prerequisite: READ 3423. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

READ 4453. Literacy Assessment and Instruction: EC6. Examines characteristics and uses of a wide variety of evaluation and assessment tools. Students analyze data in order to plan appropriate instruction, identify children in need of in-depth intervention, and learn to communicate student literacy outcomes to various audiences. Prerequisite: READ 3433 with a grade of C or higher. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

READ 4493. Reading and Language Arts across the Curriculum: EC-6. Guidance and practice for helping students develop strategies in reading comprehension, fluency, and writing to learn, including use of various text organizers and graphics. Use of multiple sources of information and technology and integration of content areas. Prerequisite: READ 3433 with a grade of C or higher. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

READ 4563. Reading Assessment and Instruction: Grades 4-8. Reading Assessment and Instruction: Grades 4-8. Examines characteristics and uses of formal and informal literacy assessment tools for students in grades 4-8; strategies for incorporating results into literacy instruction; state content and performance standards for literacy; and strategies for providing in-depth intervention. Prerequisite: READ 3423 with a grade of C or higher. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

READ 4903. Special Topics. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

READ 4911. Independent Study. Credit: One hour.

READ 4913. Independent Study. Credit: Three hours.

Professors

ANDERSON, NANCY, Professor of Reading. B.A., Texas Lutheran University; M.Ed., University of Houston; Ph.D., Ohio State University .
BRIGGS, CONNIE M., Professor of Reading; Chair of the Department of Reading. B.A., Southeastern Oklahoma State University; M.Ed., Southeastern Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.
SIMPSON, ANNE M., Cornaro Professor of Reading. B.A., Southern Methodist University; M.Ed., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.
WATSON, PATRICIA A., Professor of Reading. B.S., Missouri State University; M.S., Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia.

Associate Professors

ELIAS, ANNETTE T., Associate Professor of Reading. B.A., University of Puerto Rico; M.Ed., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
HAAG, CLAUDIA A., Associate Professor of Reading. B.A., Texas Lutheran University; M.A., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.

Assistant Professors

BURKE, AMY, Assistant Professor of Reading. B.A., Austin College; M.A.T., Austin College; M.Ed., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin .
KAYE, ELIZABETH L., Assistant Professor of Reading. B.A., Trinity University; M.A., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
STEWART, MARY A., Assistant Professor of Reading. B.A., Texas Christian University; M.Ed., Texas Christian University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.

Visiting Assistant Professor

MONTGOMERY, MARLENE M., Visiting Assistant Professor of Reading. B.A., Fontbonne University; M.Ed., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.