Course Description

This course provides a game-changing new way to think about—and teach—literacy. It will help educators boost reading comprehension and engagement through powerful, reframed strategies for teaching decoding, phonics, and vocabulary. The course examines how instructional mainstays such as read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading look in classrooms where students do more of the work.


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: Literacy Reframed: Who's Doing the Work?
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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:

Burkins, J. M., & Yaris, K. (2016). Who's doing the work?: How to say less so your readers can do more. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Fogarty, R., Kerns, G. M., Pete, B. M., Bryan, J., & Ballou, C. (2021). Literacy reframed: How a focus on decoding, vocabulary, and background knowledge improves reading comprehension. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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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