Teaching for Concrete Comprehension K-12

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3 Units
Independent Study

Course Description

Learn Strategies to Teach Students How to Understand What They Read

This course allows participants to learn how to use, develop, and modify seven comprehension strategies that will increase their knowledge on how to relay comprehension concepts and produce creative, inviting and engaging lessons for students. The course objectives for concrete comprehension are 1) Connecting, 2) Predicting, 3) Visualizing, 4) Monitoring/Clarifying/ Questioning, 5) Determining Importance--Main Ideas and Details, 6) Inferring, and 7) Synthesizing. Each of these areas will be explored.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (K-12, new or veteran).

Course Materials: No text required

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDU-X700I – 012 Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $391

IS/Teaching for Concrete Comprehension K-12

Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
Independent Study
Roxanne Miller

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What You Will Learn

  • Share comprehension strategies with students to allow them to comprehend a variety of texts
  • Modify and develop lessons for all student ability levels
  • Build a portfolio of materials and lesson plans that meet the needs of students and clarify comprehension concepts


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The course was easy to follow and the assignments are useful resources.

Thank you for the on-line opportunity to take part in this course. The syllabus was easy to follow. The course definitely helped expand my knowledge as a reading intervention teacher.