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Scientifically Based Literacy Instruction


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Course level: Upper Division

This course focuses on scientifically-based research as the foundation for classroom reading instruction. It examines the work of the National Reading Panel, as well as the mandates of The Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (2012) and state reading and language arts standards. In addition, it focuses on the five major areas of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The elements and the application of techniques for organizing and implementing explicit, systematic instruction in each of these areas, and methods of regularly assessing children's performance in reading and language arts are also emphasized.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

History and Foundations of Effective Reading Instruction The Psychology of Reading

Early Reading

Vocabulary Comprehension

Comprehension, Cont'd. Reading Fluency

The Writing Process Assessment and Materials for Instruction


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Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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