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  • 12
    Lessons
  • 24
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 5
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.5
    CEUs
  • 1,507
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 

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.

 
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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
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Course Lessons

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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. 13 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: National Institute for Literacy; The Literacy Project
  • Take Poll: Family Literacy Programs
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

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. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Article: Helping Preschoolers Read
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

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. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Worksheets; Six Ts of Elementary Literacy
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: U.S.A. Learns
  • Take Poll: Reading
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

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. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Reading Development; Stages of Reading Development
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

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. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Phonemic Awareness Worksheets
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Phonics

The student will be able to identify, define, and describe what is necessary in the development of student's phonics skills. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Kindergarten Phonics; Phonics Resources; Phonics Worksheets
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

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. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Self-Study English Vocabulary Quizzes
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: 5 Strategies for Reading Fluency
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

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. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Reading Comprehension; Reading Comprehension Worksheets
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

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. 32 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Reading and Dyslexia; Strategies for Struggling Readers
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

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. 66 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Take Poll: Encouraging Reading
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
234
Total Course Points
 

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.
  • Know 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.
 

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Course Title: Building Children's Reading Skills
Course Number: 7550416
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: How To (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
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
Instructor: Daphnee St.Val
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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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.
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