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RDLA051 Raising Readers: Preparing Preschoolers for Success

Subjects:
Reading/Language Arts
Grades:
Preschool-Kindergarten
Hours:
15.0

This course focuses on preparing preschoolers for success by developing their early literacy skills. Using early literacy research from Susan B. Neuman and Kathleen Roskos, you'll learn to plan meaningful early literacy-learning experiences that build on preschoolers' prior knowledge, expand their vocabulary, and strengthen oral language development — providing the foundation for reading, writing, and future academic success. Unless otherwise indicated, this course is not usually available for graduate credit.

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RDLA125 Children's Authors on the Web: Online Sites that Motivate Students to Write Teacher Favorite

Subjects:
Reading/Language Arts, Instructional Technology, Instructional Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten-6th
Hours:
30.0

Discover the power of author studies to motivate students to read and write, develop students as writers, and immerse them in thoughtful learning tasks. This updated course, which is aligned to the new Common Core State Standards, uses a problem-based approach to teach the techniques of conducting an author study integrating Web 2.0 technology tools and children's literature sites to create immersive activities that engage, develop reading and writing skills, and are meaningfully integrated into the curriculum. Learn how to support reading and writing literacy with author studies in the classroom and motivate students to engage with literature. Create an author study to implement in the classroom.

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RDLA152 An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction

Subjects:
Reading/Language Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten-8th
Hours:
45.0

Meet requirements for research-based literacy and reading instruction. Analyze best practices for phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition to develop the skills required for students to expand vocabulary, improve comprehension and fluency, and gain independence. Familiarize yourself with the literacy needs of English language learners (ELL), students with learning disabilities, and other struggling readers.

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RDLA157 Teaching Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Teacher Favorite

Subjects:
Reading/Language Arts
Grades:
Preschool-3rd
Hours:
45.0

Bring the ideal balance of oral language, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, phonics, and written language to your language arts instruction. Study the stages of literacy development and practice assessing the performance of budding young readers. Learn to design instructional activities that strengthen students' skills in phonemic and phonological awareness.

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RDLA167 Teaching Phonics and Spelling for Beginning and Transitional Readers

Subjects:
Reading/Language Arts
Grades:
1st-3rd
Hours:
45.0

Engage beginning and transitional readers and writers with research-based phonics and spelling activities. Study and discuss topics such as the principles which form the foundation for traditional versus contemporary perspectives on spelling instruction. Investigate better ways to help students develop oral reading fluency through learning letters, letter-sound correspondence and patterns and high-frequency words, then assess a student's skill level in spelling to set appropriate individual goals.

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RDLA172 Teaching Vocabulary: Word Meanings and Word Knowledge Classroom Link

Subjects:
Reading/Language Arts
Grades:
Preschool-2nd
Hours:
45.0

Design more effective lesson plans by learning to evaluate your students' word knowledge and to incorporate vocabulary instructional strategies. Explore the role of vocabulary knowledge in the relationship between the written vocabularies of reading and writing, and the oral vocabularies of listening and speaking. Evaluate how your instructional practices align with National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) standards and your state's standards.

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RDLA192 Improving Reading Comprehension Classroom Link

Subjects:
Reading/Language Arts
Grades:
4th-6th
Hours:
45.0

Understand the many factors affecting students' comprehension, and how to avoid the "fourth-grade reading slump". Implement active strategies for developing students' love of reading while building their comprehension of different types of texts. Bring narrative, expository, and multi-genre books to life for all students through student-collaboration projects, text maps, reading guides and Internet-based projects.

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RDLA195 Teaching Reading Fluency Classroom Link

Subjects:
Reading/Language Arts
Grades:
2nd-5th
Hours:
30.0

A fluent reader is more confident and successful. Learn quantitative and qualitative techniques to assess and improve students' fluency, and discover ways technology can foster students' fluency progress. Apply practical, research-based strategies that leverage trusted PBS resources to help parents make the home-to-school connection. This course is also ideal for teachers who work with older, struggling readers. Content aligns with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and International Reading Association (IRA) standards.

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RDLA340 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas Teacher Favorite Classroom Link

Subjects:
Mathematics, Science, Reading/Language Arts
Grades:
3rd-12th
Hours:
30.0

Master new strategies to address students' reading and learning across grade levels and content areas, explore environments that promote effective learning, and examine necessary skills for reading content material successfully. This course shares essential techniques to support independent reading and learning and identifies opportunities for students to access prior knowledge, set a purpose or target for reading, organize and summarize ideas, take notes, and reflect on their discoveries with satisfaction.

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