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Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement

Literacy problems affect performance across subject areas, and they often leave teachers wondering how to help. Get the professional development training you need to improve student literacy as an accomplished teacher shares the secrets of turning guided reading strategies into opportunities for teaching writing. The road to literacy is also the road to ingenuity, invention, and imagination, and you'll soon learn how to take your students from groans to grins with creative lesson plans that really work! 

See how lesson planning with the total literacy framework, based on guided reading that flows naturally into writing challenges, mitigates literacy problems once and for all!  This course will demonstrate a number of ways to modify the basic lesson plan recipe for a variety of K-12 circumstances. If you're looking for the right way to get students excited about the power of literacy, this is the course for you!

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement Details + Objective

Course Code: 4gw

You Will Learn
  • Learn how to make reading and writing compelling and fun for your students
  • Acquire the basic recipe for successful lesson plans through the total literacy framework
  • Discover how to renew the confidence of your students and build their literacy skills
  • Learn how to adapt literacy lesson plans to any subject and grade level
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
  • Renew your confidence in teaching literacy skills to struggling students
  • Discover how to use guided reading and writing experiences no matter what subject you teach
  • Acquire tangible reading and writing lesson plans that really work
  • Increase your enthusiasm for reading and writing and learn to motivate your students
Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement Outline
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Week 1

Explore why reading and writing are so hard for students and how teachers can make their lives a little easier. Then, learn about the total literacy framework and the components that make it so successful: guided reading, writing, engagement, and assessment. 

Week 2

Learn fun and simple ways to assess students' reading and writing skills without taking up too much class time. Then, discover the basic recipe for developing successful reading and writing lesson plans - one you can modify for any K-12 setting!

Week 3

Discover how to provide your students with opportunities to write stories after guided reading activities. Then, learn how to make nonfiction come alive in your classroom! You will learn how to help your students write compelling articles after they read nonfiction.

Week 4

Learn about the different kinds of poetry that inspire students and acquire the techniques for using poetry in your lesson plans. Then learn how to teach students to read research material that will lead to clear and thought-provoking writing. We'll even discuss some techniques that make the whole process a little more enjoyable.

Week 5

Learn how to use guided reading and writing to your advantage whether you're teaching math, social studies, or science. Show your students will learn that reading and writing are never isolated endeavors! Then, discover how students can craft their own style, hone their organization, and check for proper mechanics before they turn in any assignments.

Week 6

Discover the power of writing conferences and how to make the most of them. Then, acquire all the latest and greatest tips, tricks, and strategies to motivate your students and make reading and writing fun! 

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Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement Instructors
Marsha Spears

A veteran educator who has taught every grade but third, Marsha Spears has spent 35 years teaching students and training teachers. Spears earned a bachelor's and master's degree in educationaladministration with a specialty in curriculum and literacy development, training that would prepare her to take on the toughest of classrooms. And tough classrooms are where she made her mark, helping a wide variety of at-risk learners read with renewed confidence. Over the years, thousands of students and teachers have learned how easily they can incorporate Spears' reading techniques and activities into their daily routines.

Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement 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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