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Content Comprehension: Helping Students Read & Understand

3 Credits
This course is ideal for teachers with ESL, special needs, and low reading level students. Students in all subject areas struggle with reading. This online, standards-based course focuses on a variety of strategies for content area teachers to help students read and understand their curriculum. Teachers will learn practical, hands-on strategies for helping their students comprehend course textbooks. Course curriculum includes sample student work, custom reading guides, tools for reading assessments and resources for finding reading material to enhance their curriculum.

NOTE: Required textbooks must be purchased separately.

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Tara Warmerdam

I am passionate about reading and writing, and this is central to my work as an educator. Whether I am discussing a book with a group of 12th grade seniors, teaching curriculum theory with teacher credential students, or assisting veteran teachers with implementing core standards and reading intervention strategies, my students are always the focus of my teaching. I value a positive, energetic, and creative learning space where professionals can work together to improve their practice and help their students become lifelong readers and writers! My goals for my online professional development courses are to provide relevant, timely, and engaging material that teachers can bring back into their classrooms. Learning is a lifelong journey for teachers and students - come learn with me and celebrate reading!