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Balanced Literacy and Strategy Instruction

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Course Description

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to teach reading comprehension within a balanced literacy program. Learn instructional sequences that develop and accelerate language and literacy learning. Topics include the role of academic language and of background knowledge, as well as strategic vocabulary development and concept formation. Students learn how to plan strategy instruction (inference, summarization, predicting, questioning, clarifying), and to simultaneously support listening and reading comprehension skills. Course content presents methods to motivate reluctant readers, and scaffolding strategies to support diverse learners through engaging literature.

Please note you must be admitted to the Reading Certificate program prior to enrolling in this course.

If you are interested in taking this course for professional development and not to earn the certification, please contact the department at

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  • Details
  • $525
  • June 20, 2022 to August 28, 2022
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00085
  • ID/Units: EDUC X300.74  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SUMMER 2022


Tamara S. Zylla, M.S. Ed, is the Director of Instructional Support and Improvement for the Bellflower Unified School District. Prior to this she was the principal at Las Flores Homes Education Independent Study Academy. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of education as an administrator, teacher and instructional coach. Tamara’s expertise includes Language Arts and English Language Development for which she has written a variety of curricula and professional development materials. In 2009, Tamara earned the title of LA County Teacher of the Year.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9780325010359

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START06/20/2022Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END08/28/2022Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---