Reading in the Content Areas
4 Part eSeminar - On Demand with Marilyn McGuire

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Program Overview

Reading is a gatekeeper skill. Students who have sound reading skills that can adapt to a variety of reading materials are set up for school success. Students who struggle often do so because of poor reading skills. While teachers are typically taught how to teach reading, they are usually not taught how to teach reading skills in the all-important content areas or how to address the wide ranges of reading ability in each class—ranges that only grow as students progress through the grades. This course provides research-based, specific and immediately useful strategies that teachers can use to increase student reading ability and content area knowledge.

Audience: Teachers, K-12
Duration: 90 minutes each session

Program Content Description

Session 1 - to Learn: Building-Wide Strategies to Ensure Student Success
This session focuses upon best practices and how to determine and choose what students must read in order to learn content area concepts and skills. It also discusses how to make appropriate adaptations to the materials read in order to ensure student success.

Session 2 - Students with Before, During, and After Reading Strategies
What should students and teachers do before, during, and after reading in order to enhance comprehension of reading material? This session provides a roadmap to the content area teacher to use with all reading material.

Session 3 - Vocabulary: The Building Blocks for Understanding what is Read
If students do not understand the vocabulary of a particular selection, they will also fail to understand the key concepts. This session helps teachers with the three kinds of vocabulary and how to specifically teach to them.

Session 4 - Reading as Meaning-Making: Comprehension Strategies
Reading is a meaning-making process. Helping students to be capable readers requires time, attention, and instruction in comprehension. The typical use of questions from text in content areas generally does not assist in students' comprehension of enduring understandings. This session focuses upon comprehension strategies that work across content areas.

What is an "On Demand eSeminar"?

An On Demand eSeminar is a recorded presentation, available 24/7 from any computer you choose. When you register for an On Demand eSeminar you can view the entire presentation, or parts of the presentation as many times as you wish. You can stop, go back, and review pieces that you would like to focus on. You can even watch part of the presentation at your office, stop and come back to it later at home to finish.


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Fees and Registration

A licence purchased by a district or school provides 24/7 access to all programs for an entire school year. Credit can be negotiated and is the responsibility of the district.

Upon purchase you will receive a catalog of all the programs which you can forward to all teachers you have registered. The catalog will include links where each teacher can download instructions for accessing the programs.

Fee: $389.00 + $5.00 per participant
Example: A school with 10 participating teachers would pay $389.00 + ($5.00 x 10) = $439.00

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