Enhancing Your Reading Instruction K-12

EDZU 9958 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Patricia Anzalone-Fuerst

Start Date: 11/28/2018
End Date: 01/02/2019

Course Syllabus


Reading is an important skill that needs to be developed in children. Not only is it necessary for survival in the world of schools, but in adult life as well. If your looking for ways to motivate your reluctant readers or want to bring your struggling readers up to grade level than this course is for you! This course is designed to provide teachers with a wide variety of resources to help their lower level readers. Participants will be exposed to assessment tools and strategies used to improve decoding, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. This class will also explore interactive and instructional websites that will enhance reading instruction. Now is the time to make reading more enjoyable!

    

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Teachers enrolled in this course will...

Know

  1. why reading is so important for children and what research has to say about motivating students to read.
  2. what struggling readers really need.
  3. the principles and components of effective reading instruction.
  4. what good readers do before, during and after.
  5. how to aid their students in choosing appropriate text.
 

Understand

  1. the effectiveness of fluency, readers’ theatre and vocabulary instruction.
  2. that wide varieties of reading programs/assessment tools exist and preview a few.
  3. the difference between emergent, progressing, transitional and fluent readers.
  4. the negatives of “Round Robbin Reading”.
 

and Be Able To

  1. identify and discuss current instruction/strategies that enhance reading instruction.
  2. make use of a wide variety of interactive websites that exist to support reluctant readers.
  3. discuss the implementation of the strategies .

and much, much more!

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