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Literacy Connections

Students must make connections with what they read in order to learn and grow as learners. In this course, Fort Smith Southside High School teacher Oretha Ferguson shares several activities proven to motivate students to read outside of class and make connections within texts, between texts, and with texts and their own world. She also explains how these activities might be used in content areas other than language arts.

This course was recorded at the Arkansas Association of Middle Level Education Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas on April 4, 2016.

CID: ELC16084
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Credit Hours: 1


Literacy Strategies: Creating an Effective Secondary Reading Program

This course is designed as a literacy road map to guide educators at the secondary level on the important journey toward 100 percent literacy for all students. It presents research and suggestions for implementing and sustaining change in a schools infrastructure and instructional programs. Participants will consider characteristics of effective literacy leadership, explore literacy strategies in content-area instruction, and consider the connection between ongoing professional development and literacy improvement.

CID: ELD14462
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 2.5


Literacy Strategies: Improving Comprehension

This course introduces teachers to strategies that they can use to help struggling readers. The course also gives teachers an opportunity to synthesize what they learn and create a program that will assist them in helping their struggling readers. Learn ways to address reading difficulties, explore instructional strategies that improve comprehension, and see different models of sustained silent reading.

CID: ELD14463
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 2


Literacy Strategies: Language Arts and English

This course explains why its important for every teacher to become involved in teaching students how to read, write, and comprehend the subject matter being presented to them, with a focus on strategies for teaching language arts and English. Participants will also explore the common misperception that a lack of reading skills is the root of failure in content-area courses. Refer to "Common Core and Literacy Strategies: English Language Arts" for continued learning.

CID: ELD14464
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5


Literacy Strategies: Phonemic Awareness and Vocabulary Building

This course will share strategies that have been effective in helping students learn to read.

CID: ELD14465
Subject Area:
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Credit Hours: 2


Literacy Strategies: Special Needs

This course explains why its important for every teacher to become involved in teaching students how to read, write, and comprehend the subject matter being presented to them, with a focus on strategies for teaching special needs. Participants will also explore the common misperception that a lack of reading skills is the root of failure in content-area courses.

NOTE:  This course does NOT count toward the 45 hours used for Disciplinary Literacy Endorsement. For credit, ALL courses MUST be taken as part of Disciplinary Literacy Program of Study.  To enroll in the Program of Study, please see the Programs of Study box on the left side of the home tab.

CID: ELD14466
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5


Common Core and Literacy Strategies: Science

In Common Core and Literacy Strategies: Science, you’ll explore how the Common Core State Standards approach literacy in new and important ways for grades K-12. You will see a new emphasis on critical-thinking skills in the area of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Through video examples, in-depth readings, and downloadable application activities, you’ll learn practical ways to put the standards to work in your classroom.

CID: ELD14468
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 10.5


Common Core and Literacy Strategies: History/Social Studies

In Common Core and Literacy Strategies: History/Social Studies, you’ll explore how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) approach literacy in new and important ways. You will see a strong emphasis on literacy as a means for improving critical thinking skills. You’ll discover that the CCSS have unique reading and writing standards for literacy in history/social studies for grades 6-12. Through video examples, in-depth readings, and downloadable applications, you’ll learn practical ways to put CCSS to work in your classroom.

CID: ELD14469
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 10


Common Core and Literacy Strategies: English Language Arts

In Common Core and Literacy Strategies: English Language Arts, you will explore how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) approach literacy in new and important ways for grades K-12. You will see a new emphasis on critical thinking skills in the area of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Through video examples, in-depth readings, and downloadable applications, you’ll learn practical ways to put CCSS to work in classrooms.

CID: ELD14470
Subject Area:
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 9.5


Six Research-Based Literacy Approaches for the Elementary Classroom

This course provides participants with six research-based components of a balanced literacy program that any elementary teacher can use to build literacy skills and increase content knowledge. Participants will learn to integrate the six research-based components into their literacy instruction. Specifically, participants will learn how to demonstrate skills students can imitate by reading aloud to them; use shared reading to teach and model strategic reading; and use guided reading to individualize and differentiate instruction, build fluency, and reinforce strategic reading in a wide range of text difficulties.

NOTE:  This course does NOT count toward the 45 hours used for Disciplinary Literacy Endorsement. For credit, ALL courses MUST be taken as part of Disciplinary Literacy Program of Study.  To enroll in the Program of Study, please see the Programs of Study box on the left side of the home tab.

CID: ELD14471
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 2