This course builds on content and issues explored in EDSC 680. It allows participants to determine strategies for helping middle and high school students who have reading difficulties to develop as readers, and for helping all students become more adept at the literacy tasks demanded of them within specific content areas. Participants will apply strategies, both teaching and assessment techniques, directly within public school settings, and will investigate the research and theory related to current issues in this field. Fulfills Maryland State Department of Education requirements for secondary reading in the content areas, part II. Prerequisite: EDUC 680.