Reading Diagnostic Tools and Remediation

Course Description

An introduction to diagnostic tools and remediation strategies within the context of the differentiated instruction model. The course incorporates instruction in the following areas: interest inventories, English language learning, visual and auditory discrimination tools, language expression and processing screening, phonemics, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, spelling, writing and writing assessment tools and best practice instructional strategies in all areas of literacy.

Credits: 3; Duration: 7 weeks


The topics to be covered include:

  • Fundamental Aspects of Literacy Learning
  • The Analytic Process of Instruction
  • Linguistic Diversity and English as a Second Language (ESL) Learner
  • Influences on Literacy Development
  • Direct and Indirect Literacy Assessment
  • Reading and Writing Connection
  • Word Recognition and Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension of Narrative and Expository Text
  • Comprehensive Language Arts Instructional Strategies
  • Study Skills
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Christian Worldview and Literacy Instruction


Note: Students must purchase their own textbook for this course.