3 Credits / 45 Hours
in-service credit only
Approaches to Nonfiction Reading Instruction
With the adoption of the CCLS one major instructional shift has been to incorporate more nonfiction into the classroom. As educators, one of our major goals is to prepare students to be college and career ready. Approximately ninety-five percent of daily work-related information is in expository form. Based upon this information, it is necessary for educators to teach students ways to navigate and comprehend this form of text.
This course will help teachers improve nonfiction instruction and expository reading comprehension with their students.
Topics covered in this class include:
expository text structure, features and patterns
strategies for vocabulary instruction
metacognition strategies like activation of prior knowledge (new to known), self-monitoring skills, questioning the text, determining importance, and synthesizing
As a result of this course participants will gather helpful unit plans of study for incorporating nonfiction for immediate classroom use. A must for all educators K-12!!
ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only