Learn how to create a classroom environment that supports effective literacy instruction for all learners. The components of balanced literacy, including the readers and writers workshop models, are explored. Creating effective mini-lessons, conducting guided reading groups, evaluating running records, and holding meaningful conferences to drive instruction will be an integral part of the course. Coursework will include reading and writing assessment, classroom management, the conditions of literacy, and an emphasis on reaching all learners, including struggling readers and English-language learners.
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Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grades K-12)
Course Materials: All materials for this course are included in the online course
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