Research has shown that there are benefits to both Phonics-based and Whole Language theories of reading instruction and that most students are most successful if a combination of the two approaches are integrated into instruction. In this course you will develop a deep understanding of both teaching practices, evaluate your classrooms needs and create an approach that you think will be most beneficial. Examining the grade-level learning goals, you will determine how you will address each learning goal and map out instruction.
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers that want to utilize a balance of Phonics-based Reading and the Whole Language Approach.
Course Materials: No textbook requirement.
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