NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Using Phonics to Enhance Reading

EDUC 600




Instructor: James Coomber

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $375

Course Description:

This practical course for teachers defines phonics instruction and its methods, then enables teachers to build a teaching plan for incorporating phonics and related decoding strategies into their classroom reading.


This course will take you through a process that

1.  Reviews research showing the efficacy of phonics

2.  Provides activities to demonstrate classroom practice, and

3.  Analyzes student difficulties and appropriate responses.

Upon completion of the course, you will have the background and practical strategies to meet requirements in many states regarding knowledge of phonics.


Textbooks for the above course can be ordered by e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). North Dakota State University Phonics Course Package include:

  • Phonics & Major Decoding Strategies
  • Learning & Applying Phonics
  • Phonics Plus Book B
  • Phonics Plus Book C
  • Word History: A Guide to Understanding The English Language


Cost for the textbooks is $49 including shipping. Credit cards are not accepted.



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