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Improving Reading in the Content Areas (6-12)

Improving Reading in the Content Areas (6-12)

EDUC 6908


Are your students’ literacy skills limiting their access to your content area? As the concepts and vocabulary in middle and secondary textbooks and digital resources become more specialized, and the vocabulary and concepts within them become more abstract, students need more sophisticated strategies for reading and comprehension. With this course, you can acquire practical strategies that can be used across grade levels and subject areas to build your students’ comprehension skills and help them succeed in your content area.



Learn how to:

• Create lessons that seamlessly integrate literacy development with your subject matter.

• Use strategies before, during, and after reading that increase student engagement in important content.

• Use assessment methods for a continuous view of student progress.


Featured presenters include Kathleen Hinchman, Ph.D., Carol Santa, Ph.D., and Richard Vacca, Ph.D. 

Materials provided include:
  • Study guide
  • Improving Reading in the Content Areas, Grades 6-12 DVDs
  • Course text: Wilson, E. A. (1999). Reading at the middle and high school levels: Building active readers across the curriculum (2nd ed.). Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.
  • Articles and journal readings to be included in study guide

Enrollment Information

  • Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit
  • Maximum: 3 courses per term
  • Registration: August 1—November 18, 2011
  • Completion: coursework due February 29, 2012
  • Course Withdrawal date: 45 calendar days after you register

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