ADDRESSING CLOSE READING CCSS

Topic: Reading/Literacy
Instructor: Jodi Slonaker
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Teach n' Kids Learn, Inc.
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

Addressing Close Reading CCSS (Elementary)

Selecting appropriate reading material for students is hard. For decades, teachers have known that quality Instruction requires a careful matching of reading materials to students. The goal of selecting materials that is neither too difficult nor too easy for students is a task which needs constant attention and adjustments on the part of the teacher. To ensure that students learn to read increasingly complex texts, teachers have to understand not only what makes a text hard but also fun and engaging. The introduction of the ELA State Standards has placed a spotlight on text complexity and the art of close reading.

 This course focuses on the quantitative and qualitative factors of identifying texts that are neither too difficult nor too easy for students but rather, helps them stretch and grow as readers. We also examine how close reading of complex texts scaffolds student understanding of what they are reading at deeper levels and allows them to develop the skills necessary to read an informational text like a detective.

 This interactive course is designed for job-embedded learning and practical classroom application using our virtual lesson study process. This virtual lesson study environment will help facilitate the process for teachers to better incorporate the instructional practices outlined in the English Language Arts Standards.

Contact Jodi at jodi@teachnkidslearn.com  for more information

Website: www.TeachnKidsLearn.com

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Course Location:  www.teachnkidslearn.com

Course Notes:

You can register and begin the course at any time and have until the end of Ashland University’s academic year to complete it. Within 24-48 hours of your registration you will receive an email from your course content provider that contains your course access information. Plan to spend a minimum of two weeks in the course.  Once you complete your course, your grade will be submitted to Ashland University for processing. This course is web-based so you can access it from any computer with internet access. It is also self-paced, so you can work entirely at your own pace, when it is convenient for you. There are no specific times you must be online and no individual deadline dates for assignments. They can be submitted any time, so long as everything has been submitted by the end of the academic term.

Within 24 hours of your registration you should be able to establish a login for your student account at Ashland University, WebAdvisor. You can use WebAdvisor to view your registrations, see when your grade is posted, and print detailed receipts and grade reports. Please click here for instructions on obtaining a username and password. The instructions also include a link to our Records and Registration's webpage where transcript ordering instructions can be found. It is advised that you review your record before ordering transcripts. 

 Contact Ashland Professional Development at pds@ashland.edu

Cost: $600
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020
Contact E-mail: jodi@teachnkidslearn.com

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online, self-paced format
    Location of Meeting: 
    Course Location: www.teachnkidslearn.com
Course Number: EDU*6130*S13
Academic Term: 20/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU