Course Description

OCT Schedule D Course

Reading courses will explore the theory and practice of the reading curriculum. The process of learning and teaching will be the focus for examining the Ontario curriculum and related documents, commercial reading programs and resources, and assessment strategies. 

Course Outline

Topics in this course include:

  • Beliefs around reading instruction
  • Child and adolescent development:   learning theories, learning styles, multiple intelligences
  • Learning environment in the four divisions
  • Dimensions of an effective classroom
  • Managing instructional variable
  • Role of the teacher in the reading process
  • Oral language, accountable talk
  • Choosing appropriate texts
  • Cueing systems and strategies for sustaining reading
  • Comprehension strategies
  • Interactive read-a-loud, think-a-loud
  • Shared reading
  • Guided reading, the struggling reader, literacy in the content areas
  • Literacy centers
  • Phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phonics
  • Spelling and word study
  • Records of student reading;  scoring the record and analyzing the results
  • Assessment in reading  



There are no longer any textbooks for this course.


OSAP Funding for AQ Courses

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) now includes funding for hundreds of micro-credential programs. The micro-credentials plan ensures loans and grants will be available to more learners to rapidly upskill and reskill for in-demand jobs. Please be advised that this AQ course is on the list of eligible courses for OSAP funding. Please view the Micro-credential website for details and eligibility. https://www.ontario.ca/page/micro-credentials-ontarios-postsecondary-schools.

Who can get OSAP?


OSAP is open to Ontario residents of any age who are:

  • Canadian citizens
  • permanent residents, or
  • protected persons

 If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at award1@uwindsor.ca.



  • Hold a “Certificate of Qualification” showing basic qualifications in two divisions, i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior. 
  • "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing.
  • NOTE:  Candidates who hold Technological Education qualifications but do not have any basic qualifications in Primary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior divisions are only eligible to register in Part 1 as specified by the Ontario College of Teachers.

Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites



This course is offered by the Faculty of Education. For inquiries you can contact the Continuing Teacher Education Program team directly at aq@uwindsor.ca.

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