Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  • why reading is so important for children and what research has to say about motivating students to read.
  • what struggling readers really need.
  • the principles and components of effective reading instruction.
  • what good readers do before, during and after.
  • how to aid their students in choosing appropriate text.


  • the effectiveness of fluency, readers’ theatre and vocabulary instruction.
  • that wide varieties of reading programs/assessment tools exist and preview a few.
  • the difference between emergent, progressing, transitional and fluent readers.
  • the negatives of “Round Robbin Reading”.

and Be Able To

  • identify and discuss current instruction/strategies that enhance reading instruction.
  • make use of a wide variety of interactive websites that exist to support reluctant readers.
  • discuss the implementation of the strategies .

and much, much more!

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