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Shifting The Balance

Course 5227

Shifting Your Focus to the Science of Reading

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Use provided prompts specific to research-based reading instruction, to describe assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers and self, including how the information relates to professional educational practice.
  • Implement high-leverage practices to support oral language development, a key component for comprehension.
  • Design phonemic awareness activities that support segmenting, blending, and manipulating phonemes.
  • Implement a phonics lesson structure that emphasizes mastery rather than exposure.
  • In collaboration with a colleague, evaluate or design a systematic phonics scope and sequence including instructional routines and formative assessment opportunities.
  • Apply new methods of matching texts to beginning readers that scaffold decoding and challenge the status quo.


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