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Reading Instruction

Participants in this course will learn about the importance of direct phonics instruction and hands-on word work, and how this instruction directly helps to develop the reading and writing fluency of their students. The course will also cover how to group students according to their levels of spelling development, as well as class and time …
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INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE This review of the gradual release model of instruction focuses on learning strategies for the instructor, whole group, peer groups, and individual student to utilize in a classroom. The course reviews the method of gradual release as a structural plan for the course and provides activities and strategies that can be …
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Effective instruction requires educators to fully understand the depth of understanding in a concept for each child and to communicate this to students. Methods to check for understanding, and utilization of targeted assessments are critical for students to demonstrate knowledge and grow academically.  This training discusses strategies for teachers to develop targeted assessments as one …
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Methods for deep teaching are critical to student concept mastery and their overall success on standardized assessments.  With this in mind, this training highlights specific strategies educators can use to fully and deeply teach the Texas reading TEKS. Participants are presented with an overview of the Texas reading standards as they delve into the varied …
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Response to intervention programs are reviewed, and a justification for its use in improving academic performance are outlined in this training. Differentiated instruction is explored as a fundamental component of intervention processes inside and out of the classroom.  Participants learn how instruction in the classroom can best support a response to intervention model. Course Guiding …
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Peer- reviewed research supports peer teaching as one of the most effective methods of improving student performance. Participants will explore the instructional strategies used to support peer teaching and review its use and applicability for all learners. Course Guiding Question  CPE Credits At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 3 …
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Ensuring that reading activities are planned, goal-oriented, and at appropriate levels of rigor for the grade level are critical components of a well-designed lesson.  In this training, participants explore the standards for an effective literacy lesson and learn methods for proper text analysis. Using a text analyzer and lesson plan template, participants will use text …
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Participants in this course will be exposed to a variety of methods to determine a student’s reading level, with the focus on Fountas and Pinnell’s Benchmark Assessment System, and their accompanying guide to reading behaviors. The training will provide specific ideas for mini-lessons, classroom activities, graphic organizers and anchor charts that will allow teachers to …
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Effective instruction requires students to demonstrate complete mastery of taught concepts.  In order for educators to ensure learning occurs at a deep level, methods to check for understanding must be incorporated into all lessons and ingrained in the teaching and learning process. This training provides several strategies of incorporating multiple methods to check for understanding …
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Understanding reading-level expectations for students and how to push students toward higher reading levels is a critical component of reading instruction.  Guided reading allows teachers to support students in reading by expanding their ability within and beyond the texts.    Participants in this course will learn about foundational reading skills and how they build upon …
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Participants learn general problem solving and critical thinking strategies to improve student skills in test preparation content.  Participants analyze questioning prompts and connect them to specific content aligned TEKS, learn strategies to teach the answer justification process to students, and explore specific testing strategies in reading content areas. The skills addressed in this training are …
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$20.00