Adolescent Literacy

0.2 ASHA CEUs for only $12!

Course Abstract:

Adolescent Literacy

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This is a web-based course requiring an internet connection to access the online reading materials. Course instructions provide a direct link to the free, public-access online document on which the CE test is based. This course presents evidence-based advice for improving adolescent reading and writing skills in content-area classes. Topics covered include decoding, morphology, fluency, vocabulary, text comprehension, reading assessment, writing, motivation, and the needs of diverse learners. Chapters in this document present information on the practices of good readers, challenges faced by adolescent readers, instruction techniques to improve skills, and areas for future research. This class is relevant to educators, school psychologists, counselors, speech-language pathologists, and instructional coaches. Course #20-54 | 2011 | 14 posttest questions | 4 page course download includes instructions, link to online document (2007, 72 pages) and CE test

Learning Objectives:

  1. List 5 factors critical to achieving adolescent literacy
  2. Identify 2 methods of improving literacy
  3. Describe 3 methods for teaching text comprehension
  4. Name 3 types of reading assessments that content classes should focus on

About the Author(s):

National Institute for Literacy
The National Institute for Child Health and Human Development
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Vocational and Adult Education
National Institutes of Health
ASHA-Approved Provider
This course is offered for .2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

ASHA credit expires 4/26/2014
. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the quarterly completion report from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter in which the course was completed.
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