In an increasingly fast-moving, internationally-minded world, today’s adolescents have greater literacy demands placed upon them than ever before, and bridging the gap in student knowledge is the responsibility of teachers. This class aims to teach and discuss research-based instructional practices that can help to scaffold adolescents’ literacy development in the areas of motivation, engagement, using prior knowledge, vocabulary, comprehension, and more. The techniques learned will help students achieve current goals more effectively and retain more of what they learn. Participants will also address strategies to better monitor students’ progress.
Carlow University ED 661 • Madonna University EDU 5830.04 • Notre Dame College ED 585 A • The College of Saint Rose EDT 665
The required text for this course is Reading & the High School Student: Strategies to Enhance Literacy, 2nd Edition by Judith Irvin. 978-0205489398
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Session 1: Introduction to Adolescent Literacy
Session 2: Literacy and the Adolescent Learner
Session 3: Learning Environments and Instructional Practices that Support Adolescent Literacy
Session 4: Expository Text Challenges for Struggling Adolescent Readers
Session 5: The Importance of Prior Knowledge in the Reading Process
Session 6: Enhancing the Vocabulary Skills of Struggling Adolescent Readers
Session 7: Enhancing the Comprehension Skills of Struggling Adolescent Readers
Session 8: Supporting Struggling Adolescent Writers
Session 9: Study and Learning Strategies for Adolescents Who Struggle with Literacy
Session 10: Assessment Techniques for Teachers of Adolescents Who Struggle with Literacy
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.