Ready, Set, Read!

Ready, Set, Read!
Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Jul 15, Aug 12, Sep 16, Oct 14
10,171 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

Take this opportunity to find out how children really learn to read and write. Explore current research that cuts through the media messages about reading wars and the right way to teach children. Learn by reading stories about children, doing interactive assignments, and exploring the latest in parent and childcare information. You will see everyday children's play with a new eye as you understand how play can connect to literacy.

You'll learn how a child becomes literate from the moment of birth. First, you'll investigate the many things a child's growing mind must do to make sense of the written word and create writing. From there, you'll explore the development of reading and writing from infancy to the early school years. You'll know what problems to look for and how to assist a struggling reader. You will see how you can boost literacy growth during daily routines and child's play.

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.

About The Instructor

Kt 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.  

Review

This course was invaluable to me, as I am re-entering the teaching force again after 9 years of being a stay-at-home mom. I feel like I am back in the loop, and current with reading/writing research, vocabulary and practices. I will recommend this course to anyone who is interested in working with young readers and writers!

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