Course Description

This course is a must for educators ground-breaking approaches to comprehension reading instruction.  Using metacognition, comprehension instruction, and reading power strategies,  it combines a novel approach to make thinking more visible to students trough explicit instruction of five comprehension strategies:  connect, visualize, question, infer, and transform.  For readers who struggle, the course provides an integrated network of strategies that proficient readers use: providing a sense of how it looks and what it sounds like to teach strategic actions to struggling readers, using numerous strategies including checking and confirming, visualizing, questioning, and inferring.  Reading Power to Catch Readers Before They Fall is the consummate course in teaching reading at all levels of the reading spectrum.


ArmchairEd course materials and instructions will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email, and will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process.

The course materials link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.


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Section Title
Book Study: Reading Power: Teaching Students to Think While They Read
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $375.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Reading Power by Adrienne Gear, 2nd Edition, Stenhouse Publishers, ISBN: 978-1551383101

Catching Readers Before They Fall: Supporting Readers Who Struggle, K-4, Pat Johnson, Stenhouse Publishers, ISBN:  978-1571107817

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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