Classroom Strategies for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening: Grades 6-12 – No. 157

Participants will become familiar with strategies and supportive tools that facilitate rich and structured reading, writing and follow-up discussion in multiple classroom settings. The higher order thinking skills of comparing, contrasting, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating textual evidence as it works into larger written products will prepare e-course participants to teach students to cull ideas and build on those of others. Digital technologies that facilitate speaking and listening will also be introduced and explored.
Course objectives:

  • Acquire and apply research-based strategies to teaching reading, writing, listening and speaking activities to further the sills needed to be college and career ready.
  • Teach and scaffold the critical literacies within reading, writing, speaking and listening across multiple subject areas.
  • Understand how to import reading, writing, listening and speaking skills into differentiated lesson plans.