Children’s Literature: Elementary, Grades K-4

Read a wide range of early chapter books including fantasy, realistic fiction, graphic novels, and humorous content. Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to draw from experience, think critically about what you are reading, and design ways to use the literature within your classroom.

Instructor: Duane Arnold

Reading in the Content Area

An introduction to the relevance and need for incorporating reading and developing reading skills in middle and high school classrooms. Promotes understanding of how content literacy can contribute to the learning of content material and contribute to a positive learning environment in your K-12 classroom.

Instructor: Dr. Stacy Duffield

Teaching Vocabulary, Grades 4-12

Word ownership is an essential element for content learning. Explore research-based best practices for supporting students in the acquisition of vocabulary needed to be successful learners in grades 4-12 across all content areas. You will leave this class with a deeper understanding of how to identify instructional vocabulary, how to teach it for effective learning, and a toolbox of resources and activities to optimize learning in your classroom.

Instructor: Dr. Stacy Duffield

ND HB1388 SOR PD Online Course through UND (Asynchronous)

This online asynchronous professional development course for teachers provides a scientifically-based foundation of literacy and language development created by and provided through the University of North Dakota. Educators enrolled in this course will learn the scientifically-based reading research foundations needed to understand how reading develops and effective methods and strategies used to teach literacy skills to elementary learners. Educators will explore the development and instructional implications related to phonological awareness, phonics, fluent reading, vocabulary acquisition, comprehension, and writing instruction. Educators are also given an introduction to the most effective approaches to teaching reading across the grade levels. This course is designed for teachers grades K-5 but anyone is welcome to take the course! The $199 fee includes access to all course materials online through the Blackboard learning management system as well as one-credit of continuing education through UND.