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Resources for students enrolled in CIED 3293

CIED 3005

CIED 3005 - Foundations of Literacy. Survey of evaluation, selection and utilization of literature of childhood; introduces cognitive and linguistics foundations of literacy; language conventions needed to compose and comprehend oral and written texts. Work in school setting.

Textbooks (Fall 2015)

CIED 3293

CIED 3293 -Teaching Reading in the Elementary and Middle School. Learning theory, content and methods specifically related to teaching children to read a wide range of texts for a wide range of purposes. Understandings of central reading components such as print awareness, phonological / phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and critical literacy. Best practices for teaching reading effectively for diverse learners with varied needs and interests. Includes program phonics exam. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1113 and 1213 and 2413.

TEXTBOOKS (Fall 2015)

  • Comprehension from the Ground Up / by Sharon Taberski (2011)
  • Strategies that Work / by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis (2007, 2d ed.)
  • Phonics They Use: Words for Reading & Writing / by Patricia M. Cunningham (2013, 6th ed.)


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Lessons from the ground up: cultivating comprehension in K-3 readers / by Sharon Taberski (videorecording, 2011). 

DVD 372.47 T113L, CML Media Room. 

Organized around the five areas/pillars of reading instruction:

  1. accurate fluent reading
  2. background knowledge
  3. oral language and vocabulary
  4. reading-writing connections
  5. repertoire of strategies

Creating Readers

Reading Rockets Celebrates 10 Years of Launching Young ReadersHow Most Children Learn to Read

By Derry Koralek & Ray Collins

Play is the work of children – through play and interaction, children learn how to talk, listen, read, and write. Read about typical behaviors of emergent and beginning readers, and how each of these behaviors relate to reading and writing.

Between the ages of four and nine, your child will have to master some 100 phonics rules, learn to recognize 3,000 words with just a glance, and develop a comfortable reading speed approaching 100 words a minute. He must learn to combine words on the page with a half-dozen squiggles called punctuation into something – a voice or image in his mind that gives back meaning. (Paul Kropp, 1996) ... (click to see entire article)


From the website Reading Rockets, a national literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

What Is Literacy?

lit·er·a·cy  (Noun): the ability to read and write.  


Synonyms:  reading proficiency; writing proficiency.
Related words:  phonics, sight reading, sight words, vocabulary; erudition; knowledge; learnedness; learning; education; scholarship.


Reading Achievement (U.S.)

2011     2013    Grade 4

67%       68%    students read at least at basic level

34%       35%    students read at least at proficient level

  8%        NA     students read at advanced level

                        Grade 8

76%       78%    students read at least at basic level

34%       36%    students read at least at proficient level

  3%       NA      students read at advanced level


SOURCE:  National Center for Educational Statistics, 221.20 Reading Achievement 1998-2013, Digest of Educational Statistics 2013, online (Accessed 14 May 2015).


Parts of this guide is based on work done by Shonda Brisco, MLIS.