Content Comprehension: Helping Students Read & Understand
What is the Content Comprehension Course?
This content comprehension course helps teachers understand the struggling reader. The course offers practical strategies that help students succeed with reading in their content area classes. Teachers apply these strategies in the classroom with the reading material they are already using, helping students to understand, make connections and ultimately succeed within their content area classes.
What Will You Learn?
With Fresno Pacific University professional development courses, you may implement what you learn in your course today into your classroom tomorrow!
This online, standards-based course focuses on a variety of strategies for content area teachers to help students read and understand their curriculum. Teachers learn practical, hands-on strategies for helping their students comprehend course textbooks. They also have the opportunity to design activities and create learning opportunities in their classroom, while delivering standards-based curriculum for their specific discipline
What Are the Assignments and Projects?
The reading comprehension course is divided into several learning modules:
- Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?
- Comprehensive and Connections
- Building Comprehension with Modeling
- Reading Widely with Text Sets
- Reading and Writing with Journals
- Reading and Assessment
- Addressing the Standards
In addition, students participate in a welcome module and a course wrap-up module.
This course is strongly aligned with the standards established by the National Council of Teachers of English as well as the Common Core State Standards. The assignments are designed to help teachers implement the objectives of the standards in their own classrooms.
Who Should Enroll in the Content Comprehension Course?
This course is ideal for science, social science, and other content area teachers who work with ESL, ELL, special needs, and low reading level students.
What Educators Who Took the Content Comprehension Course Are Saying
“It gave me tools and practical methods to enhance reading comprehension in any content area. Thank you so much!”
– Educator, Virginia
“The teacher was very organized, provided quick feedback on assignments, and offered a textbook that had valuable information and content!”
– Educator, Pennsylvania
NOTE: Required books must be purchased separately.
This course is applicable towards the English Language Arts Teaching Certificate.