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Course Description

This course will provide the learner with a better understanding of the underlying concepts needed to improve the reading skills in children and adults. Through readings, lessons, quizzes and independent explorations, the learner will leave the course with more complete understanding of the development of reading skills from preschool through adulthood and begin to be able to think about specific strategies which could be utilized to increase the skills and development of anyone's reading. Websites are also provided to help the learner further explore the topics on his/her own. At the end of this unit, the learner will be able to describe some of the basic underlying principles of reading development, activities which can be incorporated to increase skill levels, and the importance of developing reading throughout life. Those undertaking this unit will also be able to demonstrate the following learning objectives:  

    1. Students will be able to identify the purpose and value of improving reading skills.
    2. Students will be able to identify and define the major components of reading instruction
    3. Students will be able to apply strategies to improve reading skills in each of the major components of reading instruction.
    4. Students will be able to transfer knowledge learned about reading development into their own personal experiences or that of others to increase reading skills.

Reading Skills 101

 


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    Course Lessons

    • Lesson 1: The Importance of Reading Skills in Society

      The student will be able to describe the importance and need for appropriate reading skills in current society.
    • Lesson 2: The Preschool Years

      The student will be able to examine the necessary reading experiences and purposes of reading for students from birth through age 5.
    • Lesson 3: Elementary School Years

      The student will be able to examine the necessary reading experiences, skills, and purposes for reading for students ages 5 through 12.
    • Lesson 4: Middle Years Through Adulthood

      The student will be able to examine the necessary reading experiences, skills, and purposes for reading for students ages 12 through adulthood.
    • Lesson 5: The Big Five Areas of Reading Development

      The student will be able to identify, define, and describe the five critical areas in all reading instruction and development.
    • Lesson 6: Phonemic and Phonological Awareness

      The student will be able to identify, define, and describe what is necessary in the development of phonemic and phonological awareness.
    • Lesson 7: Phonics

      The student will be able to identify, define, and describe what is necessary in the development of student's phonics skills.
    • Lesson 8: Vocabulary

      The student will be able to identify, define, and describe what is necessary in the development of a student's vocabulary skills.
    • Lesson 9: Reading Fluency

      The student will be able to identify, define, and describe what is necessary in the development of student's fluency skills.
    • Lesson 10: Comprehension

      The student will be able to identify, define, and describe what is necessary in the development of a student's comprehension skills.
    • Lesson 11: Readers Who Are Struggling or May Be Learning-Disabled

      The student will be able to identify, define, and describe what may be indications a student requires additional interventions with his or her reading development.
    • Lesson 12: Life-Long Learning

      The student will be able to integrate previous instruction in the development of reading skills to develop strategies and activities which will encourage life-long reading in students.
    Course Title: Building Children's Reading Skills
    Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
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    Course Number: 7550416
    Course Type: How To
    Course URL: http://buildreadingskills.onlineclasses.com
    Instructor: Daphnee St.Val
    Syllabus: View Syllabus
    Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
    Requirements: View Technical Requirements
    Course Fee: Basic Course: $40.00 (no CEU Certification)
      with CEU Certification: $65.00
    Average Lesson Rating: (569 votes)
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    1.1 CEUs
    11 Contact Hours
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    CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
    Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
    CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
    Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Describe the importance of reading skills in society.
    • Describe the methods and curriculum used to build children's reading skills in the preschool years, the elementary school years, and the middle school years through adulthood.
    • Summarize the big five areas of reading development.
    • Describe phonemic and phonological awareness.
    • Outline the processes involved in building phonics, vocabulary, reading fluency, and reading comprehension.
    • Evaluate readers who are struggling or may be learning disabled and apply appropriate techniques, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
    An IntroductionAssignment5
    Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
    Lesson 1 ExamExam10
    Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
    Lesson 2 ExamExam10
    Assignment 3BAssignment20
    Lesson 3A AssignmentAssignment15
    Lesson 3 ExamExam10
    Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
    Lesson 4 ExamExam10
    Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment25
    Lesson 5 ExamExam9
    Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
    Lesson 6 ExamExam9
    Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
    Lesson 7 ExamExam10
    Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
    Lesson 8 ExamExam9
    Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
    Lesson 9 ExamExam10
    Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment25
    Lesson 10 ExamExam9
    Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment25
    Lesson 11 ExamExam7
    Lesson 12 AssignmentAssignment25
    Lesson 12 ExamExam8
    The Final ExamExam56
    Total Points:482

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    • "I really appreciated that important words were underlined, and that the text on all the lessons were streamlined....You were very prompt at correcting my work, I was completing this class in a hurry and I greatly appreciated the promptness." -- Jill L.
    • "I found the content and resources extremely useful. I also felt that the instructor was very responsive to my submissions. This course is one of best I have ever taken, in any venue. I again want to commend the instructor for this course." -- Sallie J.
    • "The lessons were very well written and the assignments and tests captured the essence of the material." -- Cynthia T.
    • "The instructor was very helpful with getting me through his course." -- Nathaniel A.
    • "I really enjoyed taking this course and will certainly think about doing another one in the future." -- Margaret Joan G.

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