University Connected Learning
Examines theory and methods for teaching comprehension strategies and enhancing motivation in the classroom. The course develops in-depth understanding of the research that supports the use of comprehension strategies. The course also examines ways to teach these strategies. Emphasis is given to curriculum, curriculum integration, and motivational strategies. The course builds on Advanced Early Literacy; therefore, students will be expected to draw upon knowledge constructed in previous literacy classes and to apply this knowledge about comprehension to help students from all grade levels make meaning from texts. Teachers participating in the course will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge directly to their classrooms.