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ELB14059: Close Reading and Text-Dependent Questions - How Do I Do Them in My Classroom?
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Credit Hours: 1

One of the most significant shifts in the English Language Arts standards is that students should be able to read increasingly difficult texts proficiently and independently. In this course, Dr. Sharon Faber explains how the strategy of close reading can help students achieve this goal in any discipline. Dr. Faber focuses on what close reading entails and how text-dependent questions relate to close reading. The audience is given specific strategies and practical applications for close reading in the classroom, including step-by-step instructions for implementation.

This course with Dr. Sharon Faber was recorded on May 6, 2014, at the AAMLE Conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

ELB16061: Teaching Vocabulary So Kids Will Beg for More
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Credit Hours: 1.5

In this course, Dr. Brenda Overturf, literacy consultant and author, discusses the importance of vocabulary development in elementary and middle school students. She describes a number of effective activities to introduce new words and help students remember them. Dr. Overturf also emphasizes the importance of connecting words not only with their synonyms and antonyms but also with colors and gestures that help make learning vocabulary more meaningful and fun.

This course was taped at the Arkansas Reading Association conference on November 19, 2015.

ELB16062: Growing Vocabulary for Student Achievement
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Credit Hours: 1.5

This presentation by Dr. Brenda Overturf explains how we, as educators, can nurture our students' growth as vocabulary learners. Dr. Overturf emphasizes the importance of providing research-based vocabulary instruction that will improve academic achievement as well as improve reading comprehension.

The presentation was taped at the Arkansas Reading Association conference on November 19, 2015.

ELC16083: Literacy Across the Content Areas in Middle Grades
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Credit Hours: 1

Literacy development is not only for English class; it can be developed through school-wide work as well as work in any content area classroom. Dr. Dru Tomlin, Director of Middle Level Services with the Association of Middle Level Education, describes a wide variety of activities that are designed both to build literacy and to meet the needs of middle level learners. Dr. Tomlin explains how these activities can be adapted for use in different content areas, and he provides several examples of ways to check student understanding.   

This course was recorded at the Arkansas Association of Middle Level Education Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas on April 4, 2016.

ELC16084: Literacy Connections
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Credit Hours: 1

Students must make connections with what they read in order to learn and grow as learners. In this course, Fort Smith Southside High School teacher Oretha Ferguson shares several activities proven to motivate students to read outside of class and make connections within texts, between texts, and with texts and their own world. She also explains how these activities might be used in content areas other than language arts.

This course was recorded at the Arkansas Association of Middle Level Education Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas on April 4, 2016.

ELD14462: Literacy Strategies: Creating an Effective Secondary Reading Program
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This course is designed as a literacy road map to guide educators at the secondary level on the important journey toward 100 percent literacy for all students. It presents research and suggestions for implementing and sustaining change in a schools infrastructure and instructional programs. Participants will consider characteristics of effective literacy leadership, explore literacy strategies in content-area instruction, and consider the connection between ongoing professional development and literacy improvement.

ELD14463: Literacy Strategies: Improving Comprehension
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Credit Hours: 2

This course introduces teachers to strategies that they can use to help struggling readers. The course also gives teachers an opportunity to synthesize what they learn and create a program that will assist them in helping their struggling readers. Learn ways to address reading difficulties, explore instructional strategies that improve comprehension, and see different models of sustained silent reading.

ELD14464: Literacy Strategies: Language Arts and English
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Credit Hours: 1.5

This course explains why its important for every teacher to become involved in teaching students how to read, write, and comprehend the subject matter being presented to them, with a focus on strategies for teaching language arts and English. Participants will also explore the common misperception that a lack of reading skills is the root of failure in content-area courses. Refer to "Common Core and Literacy Strategies: English Language Arts" for continued learning.

ELD14465: Literacy Strategies: Phonemic Awareness and Vocabulary Building
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Credit Hours: 2

This course will share strategies that have been effective in helping students learn to read.

ELD14466: Literacy Strategies: Special Needs
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Credit Hours: 1.5

This course explains why its important for every teacher to become involved in teaching students how to read, write, and comprehend the subject matter being presented to them, with a focus on strategies for teaching special needs. Participants will also explore the common misperception that a lack of reading skills is the root of failure in content-area courses.

NOTE:  This course does NOT count toward the 45 hours used for Disciplinary Literacy Endorsement. For credit, ALL courses MUST be taken as part of Disciplinary Literacy Program of Study.  To enroll in the Program of Study, please see the Programs of Study box on the left side of the home tab.

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