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.
Engage your 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 NCLB and traditional versus contemporary perspectives on spelling instruction. Investigate better ways to help students develop oral reading fluency through learning letters, letter-sound correspondence, letter-sound patterns, and high frequency words, then assess a student's skill level in spelling to set appropriate individual goals. At the conclusion of the course, create a case study of a second grade speller.
Engage your beginning and transitional readers and writers with research-based phonics and spelling activities. Study and discuss topics such as the principles that form the foundation for NCLB and traditional versus contemporary perspectives on spelling instruction.
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) Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 12.
Effective reading skills are critical for student achievement in mathematics. Learn and share strategies to help struggling students sort ideas, understand text organization, connect text to mathematical concepts and operations, and tackle challenging reading content. This course aligns with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Communication Standards.
Find teaching resources and program information such as episode descriptions and educational learning goals for PBS KIDS shows.
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Venture into the world of poetry with students as they learn about famous poets and find opportunities to share their own works.
Study individuals who contributed to the civil rights movement through their writing and oratory.