NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Reaching Young Readers: Improving Reading Skills K-3

EDUC 792 or 600




Instructor: Dr. Larry Napoleon

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Combination

Location: Course is available either online or print-based, ,

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $390

Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge

Course Description:

At last, a reading course for primary teachers that incorporates the most recent research and relevant strategies. Explore the five core instructional areas and how each affects student achievement: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Whether your students have special needs or show no apparent learning difficulties, this course will expand your repertoire of teaching strategies and help you put students on the road to literacy. Recommended for Grades K-3.


1.  Participants will explore the five core instructional areas of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension

2.  Participants will learn specific strategies in each of these instructional categories.

3.  Participants will apply their learning by designing activities for their classroom that incorporate the strategies explored in the course.



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