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Thea Yurkewecz

Assistant Professor
South Hall 220D
(585) 245-5355

Office Hours

Fall 2019
Tuesday 11:30-12:30, 4:00-5:00
Thursday 11:30-12:30
Wednesday by appointment


  • CURR 213: Reading & Writing Process

    This course presents the history of reading and writing instruction, different interpretations of literacy, and the psychology and linguistics of reading and writing processes. Various theories and aspects of language acquisition are explored and related to different literacy methodologies. The student gains practical experience using different literacy approaches and methods in the classroom. The mature reading and writing process is explored with an emphasis on the strategies individuals use when they read and write. Includes field trip component. Prerequisites: SPED 224.

  • CURR 313: Classroom Reading&Lit Programs

    This course is designed to provide students with a knowledge of various approaches, methods, and procedures for use in intermediate (grades 4-6) and middle school reading programs; to provide practical experience using various literacy engagements; and to describe modifications of literacy instruction to teach children with disabilities. Includes field trip component. Prerequisites: CURR 213.

  • CURR 612: Diagns&Assess-Rdg&Lit:Early Ch

    The course introduces students to principles of diagnosis and assessment in reading, writing, and literacy. Informal and formal assessment instruments are studied and administered. Attention is paid to patterns of reading disability, as well as implications for instruction. The course addresses assessment at the early childhood, childhood, middle childhood and adolescent levels. Students study how to implement distric-wide, school-wide, and classroom assessment programs. Offered: spring