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. 


Course goals:

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

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Video Mini-Lectures





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:      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.

4. Other.