Teaching Reading and Comprehension to English Learners, K-5

Are you an elementary teacher who wants to learn how to better support your English Language Learners? In this course you will learn techniques and strategies for improving your students reading and comprehension skills.
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Updated on: February 12, 2019

In this course, In this course, Dr. Margarita Calderon outlines techniques for elementary teachers seeking to improve the reading and comprehension skills of English learners in their classrooms. With straightforwardness, patience, and humor, Dr. Calderon leads workshop participants through the steps needed to select vocabulary for reading, pre-teach this vocabulary, and model comprehension strategies like think-aloud and partner reading. Writing and editing strategies complete the picture.

  • Practical guidance from an expert on how to improve the reading comprehension of English Language Learners
  • Convenient, flexible online format
  • 45 PD hours or 3 graduate credits
Skills You'll Learn

In this course, you'll learn how to select a vocabulary for pre-teaching, and you will learn how to use a seven-step process to pre-teach vocabulary. You will also learn strategies for how to teach reading comprehension and learn strategies for teaching writing and editing. You will also reflect on your teaching practices.

Course Overview

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About the Instructor

Dr. Margarita Calderon is a professor emerita and senior research scientist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. She has conducted research, training, and curriculum development for teaching language, reading comprehension, and content knowledge to K-12 English learners. Her work has focused on effective instructional processes, two-way and dual-language programs, teacher learning communities, and professional development for schools with language minority populations and striving adolescent readers. Dr. Calderón’s research has been supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, National Institutes of Health, and the Texas Educational Agency..

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