Building Reading and Writing Fluency

Building Reading and Writing Fluency

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this teacher professional development course will provide you with station activities and strategies to boost reading and writing fluency for various student levels. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources. You will learn about various methods to improve fluency, including support for phonics, word work, sight words, reading fluency, and writing fluency. By the end of the course, you will have an activity plan for various stations to support each of your student groups.

3 Months Access / 10 Course Hrs

  • Details
  • Syllabus
  • Requirements

Details

This writing and reading fluency program will teach you how to enhance your student's fluency through targeted activities using a specific grouping approach. You will learn specific station and activity suggestions that focus on phonics, word work, sight words, reading fluency, and writing fluency.

While this reading and writing course is best for most students in the primary and elementary grades, it could also benefit older students still grappling with writing and reading fluency. You will design a plan of action that can be utilized to develop fluency stations in your classroom, and you will leave the course with templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom.

Enrollment Options:
Self-Guided
3 Months Access Course Code: T14702
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$83.00 USD

Syllabus

  1. Strategic Grouping
    1. Learn the five research-based stages of spelling development and how grouping students based on spelling can help support and improve reading and writing fluency, then plan for how you'd group students based on these stages.
  2. Phonics
    1. Learn various activities for supporting phonics instruction in literacy stations, then reflect on how you would plan for phonics in a classroom at your grade level.
  3. Word Work
    1. Learn various activities for supporting word work, including some printable resources to implement into future stations, then reflect on how you would plan for word work in a classroom at your grade level.
  4. Sight Words
    1. Learn sight words activities, including a printable word bump game and a stations planner, then reflect on how you would plan for sight words in a classroom at your grade level.
  5. Reading Fluency
    1. Learn reading fluency activities with suggestions for implementation, then reflect on how you would plan for reading fluency in a classroom at your grade level.
  6. Writing Fluency
    1. Learn writing fluency activities with suggestions for implementation, then reflect on how you would plan for reading fluency in a classroom at your grade level.
  7. Putting it All Together
    1. Using the sample provided, build your own station activities plan to support reading and writing fluency in your classroom.
  8. Applying What you Have Learned
    1. Get ideas on how to implement the concepts into your classroom, find a list of online resources that support reading and writing fluency, and read the research behind effective literacy programs.

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
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • 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.

Instructional Material Requirements:

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