Course #8: Reading Lessons, Communication skills, Grammar, and Punctuation
This course is part of the Online Professional Development Certificate Program
Research-Based Reading Instructions and Interventions: Elementary Level
About this Course
This course demonstrates how to create scaffolded, guided, and shared reading experience lessons. It also describes how to infuse oral communication skills and study skill strategies within reading and other content areas.
As a result of taking this course, students will be able to:
1. Use the SRE format to design effective reading lessons
2. Design a shared reading experience lesson
3. Design a guided reading experience lesson to teach a skill.
4. Design small group speech and listening skills activities.
5. Design teacher-direct pre-reading activities to enable students to read a textbook
6. Use a variety of strategies to teach grammar and punctuation
• Chapter 5. Reading Lessons
• Communication Skills: Speaking and Listening
• All Teachers are Teachers of Reading
• Grammar Instruction Doesn’t Have to be Boring and Meaningless
1. SRE lesson plan – (3:41)
2. Guided Reading - (3:01)
3. Shared Reading – a multi-level experience – (4:03)
GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION
1. Grammar: Basic Facts and Overview – (5:04)
2. Daily Oral Language: Grammar and Punctuation – (1:55)
3. Self-Editing and Peer-Editing – (6:03)
4. Tips for Developing Grammar Awareness – (3:05)
Reflective Analysis and Response Assignment
Select any three of the strategies above to try in your classrooms. Implement each strategy for at least two weeks (you can do this simultaneously). Then, conduct a reflective analysis using the below template. Share your results on the FlipGrid discussion. This discussion format allows you to share your ideas using short, recorded videos (90 seconds or less). It is simple to use. Go to the site below to record your ideas:
https://flipgrid.com/bkwr2uf Use the password: ReadingAJ
Report and Analysis Form
Date(s) of implementation:
1. How did you use the strategy?
2. What seemed to work well?
3. What would you do differently?
4. Other observations and analysis:
Discussion Web Responding Guide
1. Interesting. Find and describe some part of the entry that you like or find to be interesting or useful.
2. Question. Find and describe some part of the entry about which you’d like more information or have questions.
3. Extension or application. Identify and describe other ideas, applications, or extensions you might have related to the entry.