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Teaching Phonics & Spelling for Beginning and Transitional Readers, 2nd Edition

Course Description:

In this course, you will learn about research-based instructional activities to teach phonics and spelling to students in grades K-3. You will learn about the importance of systematic instruction and the development nature of how reading and spelling develop. You will learn assessment techniques based on these developmental patterns that will help inform your instruction.

All of the academic journal articles and publications required for this course are made available for you to download and print with permission from the content publishers. There is one exception, however. In Sessions 2, 3, and 4, you will be required to read selections from Words their way: Word study for phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction (6th Edition) by Bear, D.R., Invernizzi, M., Johnston, F., & Templeton, S. (2016). You will need to acquire a copy of this text from your school's professional learning library, purchase a copy, or rent the eTextbook prior to starting the course.

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

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.

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Reading/Language Arts
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