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Reading Comprehension Instruction focuses on the research and exemplary practices that help students acquire strong reading comprehension skills. RCI is appropriate for all K-12 teachers and support staff who need to help increase their students’ comprehension of text—whether that text is a literature selection or informational text.
This core course addresses the fundamental aspects of teaching and learning that are relevant for teachers and instructional paraprofessionals in all grade levels and subject areas. It aligns nicely with many of the indicators on state and district wide teacher evaluation rubrics, and is particularly useful for training evaluators and mentor teachers who are responsible for providing support through peer assistance and review as well as induction programs for new teachers.
The course is designed for K-12 mainstream or general education educators (teachers, paraprofessionals, others) of English language learners who have little to no information or preparation to work with this rapidly growing population of students.
How does one provide reading instruction to students with developmental or intellectual disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy or Down syndrome? This course is grounded in the premise that reading is at the center of most activities—in and out of school.