(Prerequisite, admission to Elementary Block 1.) This methods course in the teaching of elementary reading is designed to give an overall understanding of the complex nature and interaction of the cognitive, linguistic and social factors that influence the development process of reading, especially with more focus on the intermediate reader. Candidates will develop a deep understanding of the critical concepts and principles of their discipline and, by completion, will be able to use discipline-specific practices flexibly to advance the learning of K-6 students toward attainment of college and career readiness standards.