Course Description

This practical and comprehensive course focuses on helping educators become highly effective teachers as well as developing students who become proficient readers and writers who are well on their way to becoming college and career ready. Landmark research focuses on highly effective practices, such as setting goals, monitoring progress, implementing teaching strategies, and providing informaiton on the average percentile gains achieved when these practices are instituted. Step-by-step guidance for teaching reading and writing, including sample lessons for virtually every major literacy skill/strategy that incorporates the key elements of effective assessment and instruction. This course also emphasizes how to adapt instruction for struggling readers and writers, English Language Learners, and special needs students and includes powerful new research-based teaching techniques that work especially well with struggling readers. It also stresses effective steps educators can use to implement Response to Intervention and looks at developing higher-level literacy requirements for reading and writing, including those stemming from Common Core State Standards.


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: Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $350.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students by Thomas Gunning, Pearson, ISBN: 978-0-13-392281-3

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: Withdrawal requests 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 at: https://ce.spu.edu under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

Section Materials
  • Textbook (Mandatory) Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students by Thomas Gunning Pearson 9th edition ISBN 978-0134059792
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