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Ready, Set, Read!

Explore how children really learn to read and write. Learn by reading stories about children, doing interactive assignments, and exploring the latest in parent and childcare information.

In this course you will learn how a child becomes literate from the moment of birth. You will investigate the many things a child’s growing mind must do to make sense of the written word and create writing. You will explore the development of reading and writing from infancy to the early school years. You will know what problems to look for and how to assist a struggling reader. Gain confidence in your ability to guide a child’s literacy development, and take pleasure in seeing how even the littlest events can lead to really big steps in reading and writing success.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Ready, Set, Read! Details + Objective

Course Code: rsr

You Will Learn
  • Learn about the language skills that have the greatest impact on a child becoming a successful reader and writer
  • Discover the differences between rote memory, knowledge of sounds and symbols, and phonemic awareness, and how they come together for the early reader
  • Explore the many skills a child needs to understand text
  • Discover the order in which literacy skills are learned
  • Learn how to assist a child who struggles with literacy learning and how to locate resources for assistance
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Understand how play can connect to literacy
  • Learn how your child is learning and how you can boost literacy growth during daily routines
  • Take pleasure in seeing how even the littlest events can lead to really big steps in reading and writing success
Ready, Set, Read! Outline
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Week 1

In the first lesson you will be introduces to the course philosophy and objectives. You will be given examples and anecdotes to show some of the many ways we all interact with reading in our daily lives. Then you will learn about the language skills that have the greatest impact on a child becoming a successful reader and writer.

Week 2

Discover the differences between rote memory, knowledge of sounds and symbols, phonemic awareness, and how all these things come together for the early reader. Then you will learn about the different types of attention and the importance of having an organized thinking system in order to learn about print.

Week 3

In this lesson you will discover what is happening when a child works to store information in memory. You will learn how important it is to store information in some sort of order, and also how to get things out of memory once they are put away. Then you will explore the many skills a child needs to understand text.

Week 4

In this lesson you will learn how infants grow to become readers. You will explore the many emerging literacy processes that occur during the first two years of life. You will learn about numerous activities that you can do during this period to build literacy skills. Then you will explore the sequence of skills that brings toddlers and preschoolers to the threshold of becoming true readers and writers. You will learn why you should read that favorite story one more time. You will be given examples of pre-writing and reading in this lesson.

Week 5

This lesson will show you the order in which we all learn literacy skills and will guide you through the evolution of reading and writing letters, words, sentences, and then complex ideas. Then, you will know what fluency looks like when a young child is successfully reading. You will look ahead at a child’s future growth and how literacy skills continue to develop so that the child can be successful with literacy activities throughout school life.

Week 6

Finally, you will be given many activities that demonstrate how the complex skill of writing emerges. You will learn what to watch for and how to assist a child who is becoming a successful scribe. You will learn how to assist a child who struggles with literacy learning and how to locate resources for assistance. You will discover learning differences to help you enjoy the strengths of a child who may be a little slower to master reading and writing than her peers.

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Ready, Set, Read! Instructors
Kt (Katie) Paxton

Kt (Katie) Paxton is a certified teacher with a Master's Degree in Education focusing on Learning and Technology.  She has more than 15 years of classroom experience and has been an online instructor since 2003. She also owned and managed a home daycare for five years and is the author of More Adventures With Kids in San Diego.

Ready, Set, Read! Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Ready, Set, Read! Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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