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.
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