The ultimate goal of any reading program is for students to comprehend what they are reading. The State Standards have set up a staircase of standards from kindergarten through 12th grade to prepare students for college and the work force. The standards have reexamined the way teachers approach comprehension instruction and text selection and what teachers will hope to achieve for their K-12 students in terms of benchmarks and background knowledge.
Developing Comprehension is a seven-week course designed to teach educators how to assess student comprehension, develop a plan for instruction, and implement their current State Standards to achieve student comprehension success. Research-based assessments and approaches are taught and practiced throughout. This course provides teachers with the tools and knowledge they need to offer up-to-the-minute comprehension instruction using readily available technology. By the end of this course, participants will complete a set of plans for combining phonemic awareness, phonics, and comprehension instruction in the classroom.
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Graduate Credit: 3 graduate credits is equal to 67.5 PDPs
PDPs: 36 PDPs
Cost for courses varies through which College or University you choose to receive credit.
Course is Customized to Your State Standards
|Course Session Topic||ELA Curriculum Topics|
|Technology and Comprehension||Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words|
|Introduction to Reading for Comprehension||Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.|