Literacy Strategies for Science and Technical Subjects: Grades K-5 – No. 151A – 2 hours

Transferring literacy skills to subjects outside of English Language Arts is easily achieved when the instruction is strategy-driven, explicit and consistently applied across subject areas. In this e-course, participants will focus on informational text and non-fiction essay writing across multiple subject areas. By analyzing non-fiction reading and writing in science and technical subjects, participants will understand and be able to resource a supportive strategy for consistent threading across content areas, genres, and learning styles. Tools for implementation and scaffolding will be abundant.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn research-based strategy for teaching and facilitating content-focused writing sessions in support of non-fiction text.
  • Understanding of reading and writing genre as applied to specific science and technical disciplines.
  • Facilitate comprehension and understanding through reading strategy and responsive writing.