Course Description

This course will provide an advanced look at the reading concepts and strategies from part 1 and expand on that knowledge by looking at theoretical models of language development that promote literacy skills. As well, Candidates explore the application of relevant theories and assessment strategies into program development.

Course Outline

Topics include:

  • Applying relevant theories of teaching methods that promote reading skills
  • Planning reading instruction programs
  • Becoming familiar with a range of resources that support reading skills
  • Modifying instruction according to students’ specific needs
  • Expanding the use of technology as a teaching and learning tool for reading
  • Applying a range of assessment and evaluation methods to the teaching and acquisition of reading skills
  • Understanding the struggling reader
  • Writing and its importance to literacy
  • Understanding independent reading and guided writing
  • Book talks and literature studies
  • Balanced literacy programs
  • Critical literacy



Comprehension going forward: Where we are, what’s next

Daniels, H. (2011), ISBN 978-0-325-04163-6

Books are available for purchase through the University of Windsor Bookstore. Visit their website at www.bookstore.uwindsor.ca.


  • Hold a “Certificate of Qualification” showing basic qualifications in two divisions, i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior.  
  • Completion of Reading, Part 1. 
  •  NOTE:  Candidates who hold Technological Education qualifications but do not have any basic qualifications in Primary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior divisions are  eligible to register in  this course, as specified by the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • one year teaching experienced as verified on the Confirmation of Teaching Experience form, signed by a supervisory officer, confirming one year of teaching experience completed after teacher’s certification.  (Form must be submitted to our office by the semester deadline date for course approval.)

* The Ontario College of Teachers defines “supervisory official” as the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent of the school board for a teacher employed by a Board of Education. (A principal or headmaster is not recognized in this capacity). For a teacher employed by a private school, the “supervisory official” is the Ministry of Education official (e.g. Education Officer) appointed to provide supervisory services to the school. 


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


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