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Supporting Reading Instruction For Middle School Learners

Course Number:

MT159

PD Hours:

8 Hours

Credit Type:

Clock Hours, CPEs, CTLEs, Act48 Credits, Others

Content Areas:

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

Course Description:

(8 Hours) Participants in this course will be exposed to a variety of methods to determine middle school-level student’s reading level, with the focus on Fountas and Pinnell’s Benchmark Assessment System, and their accompanying guide to reading behaviors. The training will provide specific ideas for mini-lessons, classroom activities, graphic organizers and anchor charts that will allow teachers to provide instruction for their students in order to help them progress to higher reading levels.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn How to Analyze Reading Behaviors & Determine Your Students’ Reading Levels

  • Use the Provided Mini-Lesson Templates, Graphic Organizers, Anchor Charts, & Classroom Activities to Support Effective Middle School Reading Instruction in Your Classroom

  • Learn How to Use Student Grouping Strategies & Activities to Help Build Student Literacy

Resources Included

Course includes 24 high-quality tools, templates, & student resources.

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Includes One year of Course Access, Fully Self-Paced & Online.

Course Sections What You Will Learn

Participants in this course will be exposed to a variety of methods to determine a student’s reading level, with the focus on Fountas and Pinnell’s Benchmark Assessment System and their accompanying guide to reading behaviors. The training will provide specific ideas for mini-lessons, classroom activities, graphic organizers, and anchor charts that will allow teachers to provide instruction for their students in order to help them progress to higher reading levels.

You Will Learn:

  • A variety of methods to determine a middle school-level student’s reading level
  • How to choose specific reading behaviors on which to focus your instruction
  • A variety of strategies, including mini-lessons, graphic organizers, anchor charts, and group activities to support your reading instruction

Course Guiding Questions Course Guiding Question:

After determining the reading level of my students, how can I choose specific skills to teach, and what strategies can I use within my reading instruction to see a progression of reading skills?


Credits Professional Development Credits

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 8 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

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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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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 courses.


Course Sections Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – Understanding Reading Behaviors

Section 2 – Reading Behavior Progression & Choosing a Focus Behavior

Section 3 – Reading Behaviors Within The Text

Section 4 – Reading Behaviors Beyond The Text


Resources Included Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course

The course comes with 24 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!

These Include:

  • 5 W’s and How Summary Tool
  • Beginning, Middle, & End Summary Tool
  • Cause & Effect Graphic Tool
  • Cause & Effect Graphic Tool-Multiple Effects
  • Cause & Effect Graphic Tool-Multiple Causes
  • Fountas & Pinnell Reading Behaviors
  • Genre Anchor Chart
  • Head, Heart, Hands, & Feet Graphic Tool
  • Inferencing Graphic Organizer
  • Inferencing Organizer Tool
  • KWL Chart Tool
  • Lexile Conversion Chart
  • Making Predictions Grade 3-5 Organizer
  • Making Predictions Grade K-2 Organizer
  • Non-Fiction Text Features Anchor Chart
  • Problem-Solution Graphic Organizer Tool
  • Question Claim Reasoning Evidence Graphic Organizer
  • Reading Behaviors Mini Lesson Outline
  • Sequencing Graphic Organizer
  • Small Group Growth Plan Template
  • Someone Wanted But So Summary Tool
  • Student Reading Behaviors Outline
  • Student Growth Plan Template
  • Text Making Connections Graphic Tool

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