Model Course Proposal Directory: Academic Content Areas

Language Arts, Literacy, Reading & Writing

Grade Level Course Title # of Credits Description: Participants will... Semester/Year Offered School District or Organization Instructor of Record/Contact
K5 Using the Write Tools to Improve Student Writing 1 Identify the reasons why direct instruction of writing is essential; Understand and apply the Optimal Learning Model to Writing Instruction; Identify key instructional strategies for writing success. Spring 2013 Margie Dorshorst
715.424.6777 Ext. 2301
margie.dorshorst@wrps.net
K-8 Inquiry Circles in Action 2 Explore research basis of comprehension instruction, classroom collaboration and inquiry learning; expand knowledge of the four types of inquiry circles; develop conduct and reflect on the process and results of the small-group inquiry circle. Fall 2012 Cynthia Odden
Sauk Prairie
608.643.5590
K-12 Literacy Camp 1, 2, 3 Explore WI initiatives as they relate to literacy instruction and Common Core State Standards in ELA and their implications into all subject areas. Fall 2012 Lynette Livingston
(Mauston)
608.847.5451
Ext. 6688
K-12 Literacy Camp 1, 2, 3 Have a better understanding of current WI initiatives as they relate to literacy instruction; Develop a deeper understanding of Common Core State Standards in ELA and their implications into all subject areas. Fall 2012 Lynette Livingston
(Mauston)
608.847.5451
Ext. 6688
Elementary When Readers Struggle 2 Assess and analyze children’s reading behaviors in order to hypothesize about their reading abilities and difficulties; Become familiar with the twelve systems of integrated strategic actions for processing texts effectively; Learn how to use specific and clear language to help readers learn and use reading strategies. J-Term (Ends Spring 2013) Barb Sparish
(Tomah)
608.374.7022
3-8 S.M.A.R.T. Tools for Teaching Reading, Writing and Spelling 3 Teach reading, writing and spelling effectively to all student s by learning how to use S.M.A.R.T; Improve own understanding of the English Language Summer 2013 Jeffery Wright jwright@uwlax.edu
  Comprehension: Strategies for Close Reading 1 Identify six signposts for students to notice when they should stop and what to think about; use complex tests to foster conversation, foster rigorous reading and high level thinking, to foster engagement about reading, to use specific and clear language to help readers learn and use reading strategies Summer 2013 Barb Sparish
608.274.7022

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