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Building Children's Reading Skills


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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.


 

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    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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    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. 36 Total Points
    • Review Article: National Institute for Literacy
    • Review Article: 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
    • Review Article: Helping Preschoolers Read
    • Review Article: Preschool Language Activities
    • 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. 30 Total Points
    • Review Article: Worksheets
    • Review Article: 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. 35 Total Points
    • Review Article: Middle School Balanced Literacy
    • Review Article: U.S.A. Learns
    • Take Poll: Reading
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
    • 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. 34 Total Points
    • Review Article: Reading Development
    • Review Article: 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. 34 Total Points
    • Review Article: Phonemic Awareness Activities
    • 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. 35 Total Points
    • Review Article: Kindergarten Phonics
    • Review Article: Phonics Resources
    • Review Article: 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
    • Review Article: Self-Study English Vocabulary Quizzes
    • Review Article: Vocabulary
    • 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
    • Review Article: 5 Strategies for Reading Fluency
    • Review Article: 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
    • Review Article: Reading Comprehension
    • Review Article: 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
    • Review Article: Reading and Dyslexia
    • Review Article: 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. 89 Total Points
    • Review Article: Ways to Encourage Reading
    • 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
    392
    Total Course Points

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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
    CEU Value: 0.7 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
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