Reading is a complex process that is best developed through both holistic and systematic methods.  This course is intended to provide an overview of early reading and writing instructional strategies in word recognition, including phonemic awareness and phonics, vocabulary development, and comprehension.  It was designed to encompass both the theoretical and practical aspects of learning how to teach and assess reading in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary grade classrooms. Includes a 10 hour embedded field experience.