Rationale and approaches for teaching phonics will be emphasized as will stages in decoding, phonic elements, phonemic awareness, instructional strategies, and scope and sequence of phonics instruction. Other word identification strategies to be taught include context clues, sight words, and structural and morphemic analysis. Appropriate use of software to enhance and support strategies and skills will be examined. Assessment and evaluation of word identification strategies will be targeted. Required field experience. Prerequisites: 2.75 GPA,?C- or higher in PSY 101, EDU 220, Co-requisite: EDU 230.