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Course Description

Quality read-alouds enhance children’s literacy skills. In this course you will choose read-alouds to use with your reading program by selecting from a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction.You will learn tips on how to best present a book to children and read with enthusiasm. You will organize this collection of read-alouds in practical, useful ways. This class is an independent exploration of choosing quality read-alouds. Upon completion of this course you will have researched and created a biography of titles that are ready for immediate use and planned lessons incorporating them. Grades K-8

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand strategies for choosing read-alouds to engage students of all ages and abilities.
  • Choose quality read-alouds, design effective instruction using those texts, and consider how to integrate this effective instruction into current practice.
  • Organize the collection of read-alouds in a practical, useful way.
  • Discuss, develop, and share instructional strategies and lesson plans that utilize read-alouds to support classroom learning.
  • Explore websites; discover new resources and research current trends.
  • Become familiar with Common Core literacy standards with an increased emphasis on reading of fiction, nonfiction and informational texts to build disciplinary knowledge.
  • Create plans for read-alouds focused on interest levels of students of all ages.
  • Survey books used in the classroom and library and assess goals for creating a climate of understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures and ethnic heritages.

Notes

This course can be taken for 3, 4, or 5 credits. Please look for appropriate section to register.

Testimonials

“Thank you so much for the feedback and comments on the assignments. I really did enjoy this class and have noticed I have been reading aloud more to my students because I am giving myself permission to just read for enjoyment and not have everything tied back to a standard. We are having so much fun!” —TINT Student
“Thank you so much for the feedback and comments on the assignments. I really did enjoy this class and have noticed I have been reading aloud more to my students because I am giving myself permission to just read for enjoyment and not have everything tied back to a standard. We are having so much fun!” —TINT Student
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Section Title
Children’s Books: Reading Allowed
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $690.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


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.


 

Section Title
Children’s Books: Reading Allowed
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (4 units) $845.00
Available for Credit
4 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


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.


 

Section Title
Children’s Books: Reading Allowed
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $990.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


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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