EDU 943 Nonfiction and Content Reading (K-6)
Facilitates a deeper understanding of Pennsylvania's Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) standards and presents effective teaching and learning strategies using nonfiction and content reading for grades K-6, as well as how to apply student work protocols, cross-curricular instruction, and targeted feedback to formatively assess and plan further instruction while leveraging the range of technology available to teachers.
This course will enable elementary educators to incorporate nonfiction instruction into their classrooms using authentic technology integration. Gain a deeper understanding of the importance non-fiction reading has in all curricular areas. Incorporate effective teaching and learning strategies, learner work protocols, and formative assessment to design learning experiences that incorporate nonfiction reading throughout the school day. Beyond this, develop and nurture a community of readers in your classroom and work to instill a love of reading in children. Professionally, leverage technology to grow your PLN and connect with others about nonfiction reading.
*Participants in this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.
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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
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 plan on using my implementation plan in my classroom this year.C.R., Elementary Teacher
I loved this course! Amy and Katie were enthusiastic and knowledgable.M.R., Elementary Teacher
I will be adding a new reading engagement program in my classroom!C.B., Elementary Teacher
The feedback and different activities we can do with our students was the most valuable.C.R., Elementary Teacher
I loved the practical resources that were shared so that we could begin implementing and planning new lessons right away.R.S., Elementary Teacher
Extremely valuable! worth every penny.T.F., Language Arts Teacher
I have a plan ready to implement this fall!M.S., Elementary Teacher
This course provided me with numerous resources that I can use in my classroom for teaching nonfiction.C.G., Elementary Teacher
I plan to add more reading celebrations into my classroom. I also plan to use a lot of the reading strategies that were discussed.K.M., 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 was able to create things that I will certainly be using in my classroom and can share with others!C.B., 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