Full course description
In recent Educational Leadership articles, Nancy Boyles (2012), Nancy Frey, and Douglas Fisher (2013) recommend close reading to help students increase their interest in and comprehension of text. This course emphasizes strong reading instruction to support comprehension, the ultimate goal of reading. You will begin by focusing on the foundational reading skills and their relationship to reading comprehension. Then, you will use what you know about the Common Core State Standards and the components of reading identified by the National Reading Panel to plan and implement strong reading instruction, including selecting texts and drafting text-dependent questions. The course helps you engage students in regular practice of grade level text while also consuming a high volume of text that they can read independently. You will be assessed based on a video of a reading lesson.