READING FUNDAMENTALS #3
Welcome to Reading Fundamentals #3: The Elements of Effective Reading Instruction & Assessment. This course will focus on learning to read, reading to learn, and an introduction to reading assessment. As part of these two key areas of reading instruction, the five elements of effective reading instruction will be highlighted, including definitions, implications for instruction, and future directions. These five elements include instruction in: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension. Further, we discuss information on teacher preparation in learning about comprehension strategy instruction and reading instruction, as well as how to integrate computer technology into the classroom. Additionally, this course will provide information on important assessment terms and definitions and will explore how reading assessment fits within the Reading First program. This analysis includes specific recommendations on 20 reading assessments. Finally, the course describes how teachers can conduct pivotal curriculum-based measurement procedures in their classrooms.
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- Location of Meeting:online with VESi