This course will be devoted to studying, planning for, and practicing various methods of reading instruction. Balanced literacy methods covered in this course will include interactive read aloud, reading workshop, shared reading, and phonics/word study. These will be learned through a combination of related readings, demonstrations by the instructor, lesson planning, role-play, studying video clips, and analyzing samples of student work. Participants will also be expected practice methods in their own classrooms. Course may be taken for 2 Southern New Hampshire University graduate credits.