EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION IN ELEMENTARY READING – VCSU COURSE

(1 Graduate Semester Credit) This course prepares you to implement the research-driven model of explicit instruction into your elementary reading classroom. In this course, you will learn how to utilize the explicit instruction model to select the correct reading behavior or skill for your student or groups, to build a plan aligned to student goals, and to implement the lesson into your classroom. You will also be provided with an assortment of tools and resources to help you seamlessly implement your new training. You will apply these ideas to an implementation process through an action plan design, resource development and analysis of research to view applicability in the classroom. A final implementation plan will allow you to showcase how you plan to specifically implement course ideas into a current or future classroom.

COURSE DETAILS:
  • Total Price: $165
  • This price includes a $95 One-time fee now + $70/Credit when you finish your course

  • Credit Type: Graduate-Level Credit
  • Credits: 1 Semester Credits
  • 23 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

CONTENT AREAS:

  • ELA, Reading/Writing
  • ELL English Language Learners
  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn how to identify a target reading behavior or skill for a group of students
  • Structure an elementary reading lesson using the Explicit Instruction format and learn the components of each part of the lesson cycle
  • Choose an assessment method that aligns to your goals for your student groups

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

How can I plan effective reading lessons targeted to specific skills and behaviors that incorporate modeling, guided practice, independent practice, and assessment?

Fantastic course!

This course was so clear, and I felt that each step gave me exactly what I needed to design a lesson. I loved that for all the components of the lesson there were resources I can use in my class!

-3rd grade teacher

  1 Graduate-Level Semester Credit:

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 1 Graduate-Level Semester Credits

This course falls under Valley City State University’s (VCSU) EDUC 2000 numbering system, for the purposes of credential/licensure designed primarily for electives or professional development/salary advancement purposes. This course is for 1 Credit and requires a minimum passage grade of 80%. Model Teaching is an accredited partner with VCSU. Upon course completion, you will be provided with 1 graduate-level semester credit, along with an official transcript and letter grade from VCSU for you to submit to your district or state department of education for your licensing and/or salary advancement needs.

REGIONALLY ACCREDITED · OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT PROVIDED · INCLUDES A LETTER GRADE

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with Valley City State University.

VCSU is a public, regional university originally founded in 1890. Since its founding, VCSU has grown into an innovative state university, offering exceptional learning programs and learner-centered education throughout the central midwest. Regionally-accredited, including accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), VCSU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through VCSU are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online VCSU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

Valley City State University is regionally-accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL-CAEP)

All VCSU-partnered Model Teaching courses will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

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Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for license renewal prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level courses.

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with Valley City State University.

VCSU is a public, regional university originally founded in 1890. Since its founding, VCSU has grown into an innovative state university, offering exceptional learning programs and learner-centered education throughout the central midwest. Regionally-accredited, including accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), VCSU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through VCSU are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online VCSU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

Valley City State University is regionally-accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL-CAEP)

All course work completed will include an Official Transcript and Letter Grade, ready to submit to your district or state authority.

Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for salary advancement prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level courses.

Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – Common Reading Behaviors

  • Receive an overview of reading assessments and progression of basic reading skills, then analyze the common reading behaviors you can expect to see at each elementary grade level.

Section 2 – Defining Explicit Instruction

  • Learn the meaning of explicit instruction, how you can utilize this method to teach reading skills, and what explicit instruction lessons can look like in an elementary classroom.
  • Learn how to identify a reading behavior or skill you can teach in a future or current lesson and how to appropriately group students.

Section 3 – Modeling & Guided Practice

  • Learn how to model a new skill, then how to design activities to support students through guided practice.
  • Then, learn how to plan for what guided practice might look like in a lesson of your content area and grade level.

Section 4 – Independent Practice

  • Learn about activities you can create and methods for implementing them into the independent practice portion of your lesson.
  • Then, reflect on what independent practice might look like in a lesson of your content area and grade level.

Section 5 – Assessment

  • Analyze various assessments that can be utilized during and after explicit instruction to ensure instructional goals re met.
  • Then reflect on how to select an appropriate assessment for a lesson of your content area and grade level.
Professional Development Course Resources

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 23 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Common Reading Behaviors Checklist
  • Reading Skills Analysis Tables
  • Reading Skills Analysis Table (Completed Sample)
  • Kindergarten Explicit Instruction Plan (Completed Sample)
  • Fifth Grade Explicit Instruction Plan (Completed Sample)
  • Explicit Instruction Plan-Modeling & Guided Practice
  • Explicit Instruction Plan-Model Teaching Guided Practice
  • Explicit Instruction Plan-Model Teaching Guided Practice (Completed Sample)
  • Explicit Instruction Plan-Independent Practice
  • Explicit Instruction Plan-Independent Practice (completed Sample)
  • Assessment Choice Checklist (Completed Sample)
  • Fluency Tracker
  • Fluency Tracker (Completed Sample)
  • Academic Behavior Tracker
  • Academic Behavior Tracker (Completed Sample)
  • Progression of Skills Mastery Tracker
  • Progression of Skills Mastery Tracker (Completed Sample)
  • On/Off Task Behavior Tracker
  • On/Off Task Behavior Tracker (Completed Sample)
  • Implementation Observation Checklist
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Explicit Instruction Lesson Plan Template
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  • Get started immediately, work at your own pace, and earn 1 Graduate-Level Semester Credit once complete
  • Once your course is complete you may then request your graduate credit(s) and official transcript

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