Course Details

Content Area Literacy: Practical Instructional Strategies for Student Learning

Course #: EDUC_718X

Semester Credits: 3
Cost: $375.00

Building and developing literacy across the curriculum is necessary for today's students to succeed. They are often thrust into environments where they are challenged to dive deeper into their subjects, perform in high-stakes testing, meet rigorous state and Common Core standards, and reflect critically on current issues and topics. As a result, teachers across all content areas are asked to incorporate literacy into their curriculum and lessons to help their students meet these ever-evolving challenges. However, where does a teacher begin in the journey to build their students’ comprehension and literacy? Teachers need practical and ready-to-use strategies to analyze their students’ needs, provide more meaningful experiences using literacy for learning, and refresh their toolkit of knowledge so their students can read and write across the curriculum.

In this user-friendly course, you will be introduced to a variety of literacy strategies relevant to your specific content area. The text will provide evidence of the need for student literacy across the curriculum, the importance of using new literacies (technology), how to promote academic achievement for students from diverse cultural backgrounds, and methods for incorporating research-based strategies to engage all students in learning.

This course will capture your attention from start to finish through hands-on and pertinent projects for your content area. By the end of the course, you will have the necessary tools, models, and assets to begin and continue using content area literacy strategies for enhanced student learning. You will develop a "Quick Pick" resource document of literacy strategies that will be readily accessible to you, and it will serve as a reference guide for current and future lessons. You will have the opportunity to revise a current lesson plan or create a newly designed lesson plan that includes literacy strategies. Upon successfully completing this course, you will be able to use your existing

Professional development courses for teachers. 

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* Easy, self-paced platform
* Freedom to work on your course where Internet is available
* Requires only basic computer skills
* No papers or handouts to accidentally lose
* Receive books and/or DVDs in the mail
* Quicker turn around time for grades
* Online Chat available
* Ability to print coursework for your records at anytime

You may complete the assignments for this course ONLINE or PDF.
These options will be available upon checkout.

Semester Credits: 3
Cost: $375.00

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