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Successful Independent Reading (4-12)

3 Credits
Independent reading can be a dynamic and powerful experience that will help your students become more proficient readers! In this class you will learn about engaging readers, building motivation, creating a reading community, encouraging accountability and developing critical readers all through independent reading. You will explore and design an effective and supportive independent reading structure for your classroom. Get ready to be inspired and encouraged by the readings and the learning opportunities for you and your students! This is an online, standards based course that meets CCSS and NCTE standards.

NOTE: Required books must be acquired 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!