Supporting Reading for Middle School Learners

Supporting Reading for Middle School Learners

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this course will help you understand your middle school students' reading behaviors and how to assess their reading levels and progress. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources. It will provide you with practical strategies and activities to teach "within the text" and "beyond the text" reading behaviors.

3 Months Access / 8 Course Hrs
  • Details
  • Syllabus
  • Requirements
$79.00
$79.00
Self-Guided

Details

This teacher professional development course provides you with an understanding of your middle school students' reading behaviors and teaches you how to assess their reading levels and recognize specific behaviors related to reading progression. You will learn practice strategies for teaching both "within the text" and "beyond the text" reading behaviors using the many activities, mini-lessons, and resources provided within this course. You will build a reading support plan by the end of the course to implement alongside your resources in the classroom.

Syllabus

  1. Understanding Reading Behaviors
    1. This section explains the methods required to help determine your middle school students' reading level, then discusses the general reading behaviors students at each middle school grade level should exhibit.
  2. Reading Behavior Progression & Choosing a Focus Behavior
    1. You will learn how skills progress in students as reading levels increase. You will also learn how to pinpoint the behaviors your student needs to master to progress to the next reading level.
  3. Reading Behaviors Within the Text
    1. You will explore mini lessons, activities, anchor charts, and graphic organizers to help teach "within the text" reading behaviors. You will also learn the function of a variety of resources that will help you plan and organize your reading lessons.
  4. Reading Behaviors Beyond the Text
    1. You will explore mini lessons, activities, anchor charts, and graphic organizers designed to help you teach "beyond the text" reading behaviors.
  5. Putting it All Together
    1. Using the sample provided, build your own reading support plan for your middle school students
  6. Applying What you Have Learned
    1. Get ideas on how to implement the concepts into your classroom, find a list of online resources that feature reading strategies, and read the research behind this type of learning in the classroom.

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Editing of a Microsoft Word document is required in this course. You may use a free version of Microsoft Word Online, or Google Docs if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. Model Teaching can provide support for this.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14750