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EDUC 3536. This course offers instruction in teaching reading and writing in various subject matter fields at the secondary level. The material stresses the skills of vocabulary building, comprehension and writing, as well as methods for motivating adolescents to read and write. The course provides information on such issues as recognizing reading difficulties, assessing textbooks and the integration of reading strategies within a content area. The strategies taught are aligned with the Praxis Reading Across the Curriculum test guide and the Reading in the Content Area national standards.