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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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