Creating a Balanced and Systematic Literacy Approach to Span K-12 Classrooms | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


Creating a Balanced and Systematic Literacy Approach to Span K-12 Classrooms - #GMF21507

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to provide educators an overview and cohesive approach to literacy components to be able to use in a K-12 classroom. Participants in this course will examine current research as well as explore a variety of strategies that can be implemented in order to increase students’ reading ability. Research will include exploration of literacy as it pertains to fluency, vocabulary acquisition, and comprehension. Participants will reflect on their personal experiences, evaluate their current approach, and formulate a new literacy plan for implementation. Participants will leave the course with a year-long plan that includes a systematic approach to all areas of literacy. 

Global Goals of the Course

  1. To examine current research in the area of best practice literacy strategies (NBPTS 3,4)
  2. To develop an understanding of the need for cohesive and systematic literacy strategies in today’s classroom (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  3. To analyze current instructional practices in order to create engaged practices to better support student learning as it pertains to different areas of literacy (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  4. To explore possible applications of literacy rich environments in the classroom (NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  5. To synthesize best practice in culturally relevant teaching research and classroom applications (NBPTS 2,3,4)


By Gianna Eber
Reviewed 4 months ago
This is my 5th course with Connecting Link. I have really enjoyed each course. The final project is something I will utilize in my work with colleagues, parents, and administration.

By Sarah Parcels
Reviewed 1 year ago
Mrs. Bacon is a wonderful instructor! I really enjoy the abundance of courses regarding literacy, not all colleges offer them!

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10/18/21 - 11/14/21
Oct 18 – Nov 14, 2021

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