EDU 943 Cultivating a Community of Readers
Cultivate a community of readers within your K-6 classroom. Connect with local and global reading initiatives while exploring the research, practices, and resources available to grow students into lifelong, passionate readers.
This course provides an opportunity for educators to explore the importance and benefits of helping to build community in their classrooms through reading. The practices and research discussed will enhance relationships and instruction for K-6 learners and lay the foundation for all other classroom instruction. Experiences and discussions around topics such as independent reading, read aloud, assessment, and goal setting will assist teachers in examining their own identities as a reader so that they can replicate the same opportunity for their students. The content of this course will benefit student readers by boosting their comprehension and engagement while building relationships and a culture of reading. The content of this course will benefit educators as they have the opportunity to intentionally implement practices, receive ongoing feedback, and expand their access to a knowledgeable, supportive professional reading community.
*Participants in this course will have mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.
EDU 943 was previously titled Nonfiction and Content Reading (K-6).
See what other educators are saying about this course
I plan on using my implementation plan in my classroom this year.C.R., Elementary Teacher
I was able to create things that I will certainly be using in my classroom and can share with others!C.B., Elementary Teacher
I will be adding a new reading engagement program in my classroom!C.B., Elementary Teacher
I have a plan ready to implement this fall!M.S., Elementary Teacher
I learned a lot of important strategies during this course.K.M., Elementary Teacher
Great hands-on practice with finding nonfiction resources, incorporating nonfiction into the classroom, planning for creating a love of reading.M.S., Elementary Teacher
I absolutely loved having these instructors and how they built a community online and made the content very relevant to us and helpful to us. Provided great resources and ideas for us.M.F., Elementary Teacher
This course provided me with numerous resources that I can use in my classroom for teaching nonfiction.C.G., Elementary Teacher
The implementation plans for very valuable because they allowed me to think about how the course learnings could impact my students.N.D., Reading Specialist
I loved the practical resources that were shared so that we could begin implementing and planning new lessons right away.R.S., Elementary Teacher
A great way to see how to increase reading enjoyment and a mix of reading in the classroom.J.H., Language Arts Teacher
I valued the reading assignments and collaborating with peers.K.M., Elementary Teacher
This course was great at allowing me to explore areas that I was interested in as it related to nonfiction and building a community of readers in my classroom.N.D., Reading Specialist
I will be able to take the implementation plans I created and begin the school year with them.N.D., Reading Specialist
The feedback and different activities we can do with our students was the most valuable.C.R., Elementary Teacher