Teaching children to read and write through research-based theoretical and instructional approaches; a diversity of resources; and a balanced, integrated, and comprehensive curriculum. Research on literacy acquisition in first and second languages is explored. Procedures, instructional strategies, materials, programs curriculum plans, and assessment techniques for developing readers and writers are investigated. Prerequisites: Admission to the professional program and EDEC U410, U420, U422, U424, U445, EDFO U485. Corequisites: EDEC U416, U440, U446, U447, U448.