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Teaching Beginning Readers (Pre-K—3)

Teaching Beginning Readers (Pre-K - 3)

EDUC 6946T
  1. This course offers a foundation for early literacy by taking a developmental, student- centered approach to reading instruction. Using the five pillars of reading as an organizational framework, you will explore the characteristics of beginning, emergent, and transitional readers and implement developmentally appropriate assessments and strategies for their instruction. Apply what



    you learn immediately to your classroom with lessons developed based on your personal teaching situation, including your literacy program, your students, and your goals for success.

    Learn how to:

    • Assess students’ progress in developmental word knowledge.

    • Select appropriate and engaging texts for a particular group of students.

    • Determine appropriate instructional strategies for improving reading fluency.

      Featured presenters include Peter Afflerbach, Ph.D., Linda Gambrell, Ph.D., Douglas K. Hartman, Ph.D., and Dorothy Strickland, Ph.D.

Materials provided include:

Print & DVD format
  • Study guide: Teaching Beginning Readers .
  • DVD: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Teaching beginning readers, Grades pre-K—3. Baltimore: Executive Producer.
  • Course textbook: Griffith, P.L., Beach, S. Ruan, J., Dunn, L. (2008). Literacy for Young Children: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.
  • Other required readings.

Online Course
  • Access to the online classroom for Teaching Beginning Readers .
  • Access to video programs online as well as back-up DVD.
  • Course textbook (same as above) and access to other required readings.

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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