Prerequisite: EDUC 225. This course will examine principles, strategies, and resources used in developing a balanced literacy program for the elementary classroom based on assessment philosophies and techniques introduced in Literacy Development I. This course focuses on correlating individual assessment results with research-based methods for teaching reading, phonics, phonological awareness, word study, comprehension, fluency, and writing. Designing developmentally appropriate literacy lessons to meet a range of readiness levels, interests, and learning styles is a major emphasis. Field experience in a public school setting is required.