LLA 506 Decoding and Spelling Instruction

Taken concurrently with LLA 504.  The course focuses on the development of decoding and spelling skills from early childhood to intermediate grades.  Emphasis is placed on content knowledge, evidence-based instructional strategies, and formative assessments as they relate to phonological awareness, phonics, sight word knowledge, structural analysis and context knowledge, and the stages of spelling development.  The instruction of diverse students, including struggling readers, dyslexic students, and English learners, is also addressed.




Admission to MS or 6th Year Certificate in Reading and Language Arts, or permission by department chair.


Taken concurrently with LLA 504

General Education


  • Fall and Spring