GUIDED READING: A GUIDE TO SMALL GROUP LITERACY INSTRUCTION – VCSU COURSE

(2 Graduate Semester Credits) You will learn about foundational reading skills and how they build upon one another, as well as understanding their relationship to a student’s reading level. The course will cover the background and main components of guided reading, as well as how to plan for a guided reading group. You will be provided with a variety of strategy ideas and resources they can implement immediately with their small groups. You will design an action plan for your classroom, develop an additional resource to support your plan, and analyze research to support implementation in the classroom. The course ends with you designing an implementation plan designed to ensure you are successfully incorporating the lesson concepts, ideas, and resources into a future lesson.

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COURSE DETAILS:
  • Total Price: $269
  • This price includes a $129 One-time fee now + $70/Credit when you finish your course

  • Credit Type: Graduate-Level Credit
  • Credits: 2 Semester Credits
  • 18 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

CONTENT AREAS:

  • ELA, Reading/Writing
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn How to Assess Your Students’ Reading Level
  • Learn How to Build Reading Groups Based On Student Reading Level for Effective Reading Instruction
  • Step-By-Step Instructions On How to Use Common Tools and Assessment Methods to Assess Your Student’s Reading

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

Once I have determined how to group my students into guided reading groups based on ability levels, what specific strategies can I use to ensure that they progress in their reading skills?

Great guided reading course!

I really enjoyed this course. I am starting a long term sub job for 1st grade and this guided reading course was exactly what I needed to get started.

-1st Grade Teacher

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  2 Graduate-Level Semester Credits:

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 2 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 2 Credits and requires a minimum passage grade of 80%. Model Teaching is an accredited partner with VCSU. Upon course completion, you will be provided with 2 graduate-level semester credits, 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 – Understanding Reading Levels

Section 2 – Guided Reading Background & Principles

Section 3 – Guided Reading Strategies for Emergent & Early Readers

Section 4 – Guided Reading Strategies for Transitional & Fluent Readers

Section 5 – Using Assessments

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Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 18 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Character Feelings
  • Compare Contrast Venn Diagram
  • Comprehension Assessment Retelling Questions
  • DRA Comprehension Assessment Discussion Rubric
  • DRA Comprehension Assessment FICTION Retelling Rubric
  • DRA Comprehension Assessment NONFICTION Retelling Rubric
  • Lexile® Conversion Chart
  • Figurative Language Graphic Organizer
  • Guided Reading Group Lesson Plan Template
  • Fountas and Pinnell Reading Behaviors
  • Head Heart Hands and Feet Character Development
  • High Frequency Word Checklist
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Setting Reading Groups Tool
  • Story Map for Early Readers
  • Story Map for Fluent Readers
  • Strategy Plan Template
  • Three Ps Planning

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  • Register for full access to the course for 1 full year
  • Get started immediately, work at your own pace, and earn 2 Graduate-Level Semester Credits once complete
  • Once your course is complete you may then request your graduate credit(s) and official transcript

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