Course Description

Offers a complete picture of how to skillfully teach meaning making and fluency within any instructional context. Provides frameworks for high-quality instruction that describe appropriate expectations for comprehending, fluency, and vocabulary development. Provides effective teaching strategies for the following: comprehending, word solving fluency and vocabulary; writing about reading in a variety of genres and using writing as a tool for thinking; using guided reading with fiction and nonfiction books; discussing books during interactive read-aloud and literature study; and taking part in shared and performance reading. Instruction is included for running reading records of reading behavior to assess comprehension and fluency, and to then use those assessments to inform and differentiate teaching.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The 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: Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $425.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency by Irene Fountas, Heinemann, ISBN: 978-0325003085

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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