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Building Reading & Writing Fluency

Course Number:

MT110

PD Hours:

10 Hours

Credit Type:

Clock Hours, CPEs, CTLEs, Act48 Credits, Others

Content Areas:

ELA, Reading/Writing, Social Studies, Lesson & Curriculum Planning, Teaching Strategies

Course Description:

(10 Hours) Strategies for increasing reading and writing fluency are featured in this course, with an emphasis on implementing varied activities tailored to specific student levels. This course teaches you a grouping strategy based on the researched- backed levels of spelling, and provides station & activity ideas and support on 6 key areas for effective reading and writing.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn about fluency station activity ideas for phonics, word work, sight words, reading, and writing

  • Receive resources and trackers for easy activity design and implementation

  • Learn grouping strategies based on researched-backed concepts

Resources Included

Course includes 13 high-quality tools, templates, & student resources.

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Course Sections What You Will Learn

Strategies for increasing reading and writing fluency are featured in this course, with an emphasis on implementing varied activities tailored to specific student levels. This course teaches you a grouping strategy based on the researched- backed levels of spelling, and it provides station & activity ideas and support on 6 key areas for effective reading and writing. Concepts featured in this course are ideal for primary and elementary level students but are also applicable for students in middle school grades that struggle with fluency in their reading or writing classes. For future teachers or new teachers, this fluency professional development course can help prepare you to implement literacy stations into your classroom by utilizing our planners, resources, and station ideas. Experienced teachers will benefit from the varied activities as a supplement to the work they are already doing in their classroom.

You Will Learn:

  • Grouping strategies based on spelling levels
  • Phonics stations ideas for flashcards, building words, multi-sensory tracing, pattern reinforcers, and word sorting
  • Word Work stations ideas for word sorting and Elkonin boxes, a spelling menu, roll the dice, and pair them up activities
  • Sight words station ideas for memory, building words, multi-sensory tracing, partner games, and small group games
  • Reading fluency station ideas for repeated readings, choral readings, listening station, reader’s theatre, and buddy reading
  • Writing fluency station ideas for a class blog, conversation journal, persuasive letter writing, pen pals, writing across the disciplines, and power writing

Course Guiding Questions Course Guiding Question:

What are the best grouping strategies for improving reading and writing fluency, and how do I design stations and activities to best support student growth?


Credits Professional Development Credits

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 10 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

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If you are a teacher seeking license renewal and wish to verify acceptance of our Professional Development Courses, please view our PD STATE REQUIREMENTS PAGE to learn more about your state’s requirements.

Also, consider taking our UNIVERSITY-PARTNERED, ACADEMIC CREDIT COURSES to earn regionally accredited units or credits, accepted by most states for teacher re-licensing and salary advancement.

Approval Information About This Course for Teaching License Renewal & Continuing Education

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.

This course is Pre-Approved in the following states for License Renewal and Continuing education:

  • Texas – CPE’s, TEA-Approved
  • New York CTLE’s – NYSED-Approved
  • Pennsylvania DOE – ACT 48-Approved
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) – Approved
  • Nevada DOE
  • Tennessee
  • Other States As Well

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Course Sections Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – Strategic Grouping

  • Learn the five research-based stages of spelling development and how grouping students based on spelling can help support and improve reading and writing fluency, then plan for how you’d group students based on these stages.

Section 2 – Phonics

  • Learn various activities for supporting phonics instruction in literacy stations, then reflect on how you would plan for phonics in a classroom at your grade level.

Section 3 – Word Work

  • Learn various activities for supporting word work, including some printable resources to implement into future stations, then reflect on how you would plan for word work in a classroom at your grade level.

Section 4 – Sight Words

  • Learn sight words activities, including a printable word bump game and a stations planner, then reflect on how you would plan for sight words in a classroom at your grade level.

Section 5- Reading Fluency

  • Learn reading fluency activities with suggestions for implementation, then reflect on how you would plan for reading fluency in a classroom at your grade level.

Section 6- Writing Fluency

  • Learn writing fluency activities with suggestions for implementation, then reflect on how you would plan for reading fluency in a classroom at your grade level.

 

Resources Included Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course

The course comes with 13 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!

These Include:

  • Creative Writing Prompt Template With Samples
  • Grouping Students Template
  • Phonics Stations Template
  • Spelling Menu Board
  • Word Sort Template with Examples
  • Word Work Stations
  • Sight Word & Vocabulary Stations
  • Word Bump Game
  • Station Rotation Plan
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Implementation Checklist with Sample
  • Reading Fluency Stations
  • Writing Fluency Stations
  • Writing Across the Disciplines Tool

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