This learning module describes the process of reading first from a neurological perspective and then from a cognitive perspective.  This provides participants the knowledge and understanding to design, plan, and implement effective reading instruction. 

This module describes how to diagnose reading difficulties using a Diagnostic Reading Assessment.  Participants will learn how to use a graded reading list and graded reading passages to determine approximate reading grade level.  Participants will also learn how to conduct and score a miscue analysis.  This will determine strengths and weaknesses in three areas: word identification, fluency, and comprehension.

This module describes the elements of effective phonics instruction as well as how to teach and develop students' ability to identify words during reading using all six word identification processes: 1. Context clues (semantics), 2. Word order and grammar (syntax), 3. Word parts or analyzing words, 4. Morphemic analysis (prefixxes, suffixes, and root words), 5. Sight words, and 6. Phonics

Module 4 focuses on strategies to help students develop their ability to create meaning with narrative and expository text.

Module 5 focuses on strategies to develop fluency while reading.  Pedagogy strategies include repeated reading, ScORe, wide reading, echo reading, choral reading, 30WF, creating books, and more.

Helping students to develop their word knowledge (vocabularies) and teaching concepts go hand-in-hand.  Module six describes strategies for teaching and develop students' vocabularies and conceptual knowledge.