Topic: Department of Defense
Instructor: Carol Czerw
Method: Face to Face (WRK)
Sponsor: Department of Defense
Center Offered: SWPD

Course Description:


  1. This course focuses on the reading process and on ways teachers can help elementary-age children acquire, expand, and deepen their ability to process texts effectively. The overarching goal is to help teachers understand the complex processing systems related to effective reading and develop a repertoire of instructional approaches that support the development of these processing systems.
  2. We will study important talking, reading, and writing behavior that serves as evidence of processing. We will assess individual readers and examine reading behavior as it changes over time. In addition, we will take an in-depth look at texts, learning how to analyze them as a foundation for teaching.
  3. We will examine teaching for a range of reading strategies in whole-group, small-group, and individual settings. We will learn how to develop comprehending strategies through interactive read-aloud (with discussion) and through shared and performance reading.
  4. We will learn how to implement a reading workshop in grades three to eight, which includes providing mini-lessons, conferring with individual readers during independent reading, conducting whole-group share sessions, and providing small-group instruction in the form of guided reading and literature discussion. We will learn how to implement a reading period for primary grades (K–2) that includes small-group instruction in the form of guided reading as well as independent literacy work.
  5. In all these contexts, we will emphasize developing fluency in reading, expanding vocabulary, and learning to talk and write about reading.


Cost: $195
Timespan of Course:
January 7, 2015 to May 13, 2015
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Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    Grafenwoehr Elementary School
Course Number: EDU*6270*P2
Academic Term: 15/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU