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RDLA061 Classroom Link

Raising Readers: Ready to Spark Word Power

Course Description:

Reach and teach struggling readers through an engaging, collaborative experience. Explore different ways to teach decoding and build vocabulary, comprehension, and reading fluency skills — all designed to motivate and transform kids into confident readers and writers. Explore hip, innovative songs, raps, videos, games, and activities from The Electric Company® and learn how they can motivate and engage at-risk kids in school, daycare and after-school settings. Internet access for children required for course activities. Unless otherwise indicated, this course is not usually available for graduate credit.

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.

Classroom Link-Access to students recommended. PBS Classroom Link courses ask learners to implement lessons with their class or with a small group of students (options for learners without access to students are available).

For assignments and evaluation details, see the full Syllabus.

The number of hours identified for each course reflects time spent online, but does not reflect the total time spent completing offline coursework and assignments. All learners are different and you will likely spend double the indicated number of hours completing all coursework depending on your learning style and work habits.

Subject Area:
Reading/Language Arts
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