Building Children's Reading Skills
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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:
- Students will be able to identify the purpose and value of improving reading skills.
- Students will be able to identify and define the major components of reading instruction
- Students will be able to apply strategies to improve reading skills in each of the major components of reading instruction.
- Students will be able to transfer knowledge learned about reading development into their own personal experiences or that of others to increase reading skills.
Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
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Lesson 1: The Importance of Reading Skills in SocietyThe student will be able to describe the importance and need for appropriate reading skills in current society.
Lesson 2: The Preschool YearsThe 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 YearsThe 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 AdulthoodThe 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 DevelopmentThe student will be able to identify, define, and describe the five critical areas in all reading instruction and development.
Lesson 6: Phonemic and Phonological AwarenessThe student will be able to identify, define, and describe what is necessary in the development of phonemic and phonological awareness.
Lesson 7: PhonicsThe student will be able to identify, define, and describe what is necessary in the development of student's phonics skills.
Lesson 8: VocabularyThe student will be able to identify, define, and describe what is necessary in the development of a student's vocabulary skills.
Lesson 9: Reading FluencyThe student will be able to identify, define, and describe what is necessary in the development of student's fluency skills.
Lesson 10: ComprehensionThe 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-DisabledThe 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 LearningThe 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.
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Course Title: Building Children's Reading SkillsCourse Number: 7550416Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countriesCourse Type: How ToCEU 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 earnedAssessment Method: Lesson assignments and review examsInstructor: Daphnee St.ValSyllabus: View SyllabusDuration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!Requirements: View Technical RequirementsCourse Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00
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Learning OutcomesBy 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 Introduction Assignment 5 Lesson 1 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 1 Exam Exam 10 Lesson 2 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 2 Exam Exam 10 Assignment 3B Assignment 20 Lesson 3A Assignment Assignment 15 Lesson 3 Exam Exam 10 Lesson 4 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 4 Exam Exam 10 Lesson 5 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 5 Exam Exam 9 Lesson 6 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 6 Exam Exam 9 Lesson 7 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 7 Exam Exam 10 Lesson 8 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 8 Exam Exam 9 Lesson 9 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 9 Exam Exam 10 Lesson 10 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 10 Exam Exam 9 Lesson 11 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 11 Exam Exam 7 Lesson 12 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 12 Exam Exam 8 The Final Exam Exam 56 Total Points: 482
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