EDUC 211: Phonics

A course in which the students will develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phonics in achieving reading success. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of explicit, systematic phonics instruction as part of a balanced literacy program. Students will be taught the “alphabetic principle” – sound to symbol relationship between written letters and spoken sounds, as well as word attack skills, syllabication, and morphology through Greek and Latin roots in word study. This course will provide common characteristics of dyslexia, as well as an introduction to Orton-Gillingham, a multisensory approach to phonics instruction.

  • 3 credits
  • $10 materials fee