Course Description

This course is designed to provide an overview of and foundation for current literacy research components and practice with an emphasis on 6-12 classrooms. Participants of this course will examine current literacy research and explore reading components as they apply to the 21st century classroom. Foundational work will include the spectrum of reading development, fluency, word knowledge, and vocabulary as well as comprehension strategy investigation. Participants will evaluate their classroom culture of literacy, reflect on their current practice, and formulate a literacy plan for implementation.

Learner Outcomes

By the conclusion of the course, each participant will be able to do the following:
  1. Develop a framework of literacy instruction
  2. Examine exemplary literacy research
  3. Create a practical collection of instructional strategies
  4. Construct a reading incentive plan
  5. Audit, critique, and review a literacy environment


System Requirements
  • Computer with word processing software
  • Internet access connection

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Section Title
Strategic Literacy: Topics in Reading 6-12
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $500.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Connecting Link.

Course is self-Paced. Completion time: up to 12 weeks from initial log in to course. Participants are required to log in within 60 days 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.

Sisie Puntil-Wilcek is the course facilitator
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