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RDNG/500

Reading Methods: Primary

Online

Format

$525

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

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Course length

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11 Jan 2022

Enroll by 1pm Central: 07 Jan 2022 09:00:00 AM

Enroll by 1pm Central: 08 Apr 2022 09:00:00 AM

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University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Reading Methods: Primary

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course explores current theories and methods to support young children in making a successful start in reading. Participants explore principles of language acquisition and reading; children's transitions from oral language to concepts of print; and the techniques, technology, and texts to begin the development of college- and career-ready readers and writers. Participants analyze effective methods to monitor and assess children's reading, while differentiating reading instruction based on experiential background, language, culture, and special learning needs. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Principles of Language Acquisition and Reading

  • Define language acquisition and literacy using evidence from current theory, standards, and research.
  • Describe primary readers in terms of their experiential, cognitive, social, emotional, cultural, and language development.
  • Identify meaningful activities and interactions that influence children’s language acquisition and reading.
  • Explain the roles that sight words, the alphabet, and phonological awareness play in children’s transition from oral to written language.
  • Evaluate learning contexts to support English language learners’ conversational and academic language development.

Foundations of Print

  • Demonstrate ways that children build concepts of print.
  • Apply methods to teach and assess phonemic awareness.
  • Explain the role of cueing systems in primary reading instruction.
  • Identify techniques for teaching vocabulary and phonics.

Texts, Comprehension, and Fluency

  • Describe fluency in terms of automaticity, speed, and prosody.
  • Identify daily opportunities to build children’s word knowledge and academic vocabulary.
  • Explain the role that high frequency words play in reading and writing.
  • Analyze children’s spelling development.
  • Explain how text complexity and selection can influence reading comprehension.
  • Identify ways that readers approach, interpret, and connect to literature and informational texts.
  • Evaluate methods for modeling, think-alouds, and applying fix-up tips.
  • Select appropriate texts for English language learners and readers with varying experiences, interests, and abilities.

Reading Classroom and Curriculum

  • Describe the components of a rigorous and critical reading and writing framework.
  • Identify prompts that teachers use to check children’s reading comprehension.
  • Apply strategies, texts, and technology to differentiate instruction based on experiential background, language, culture, and special learning needs.
  • Apply strategies to develop college- and career-ready readers and writers.
  • Present methods to monitor and assess primary reading and writing.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

Still have questions?

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(866) 354-1800

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(866) 354-1800

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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) or its predecessor for more than 40 years.

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.

 

Next steps

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Transfer credit

Credit Transfer

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How to request your transcripts

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The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

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