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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Reading & Literacy in the Primary Grades

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Winter 2021 Jan 25, 2021 - Apr 09, 2021 Jan 08, 2021 Open
Spring 2021 Apr 12, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Apr 02, 2021 Open
Summer 2021 Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Jun 18, 2021 Open
Late Summer 2021 Aug 09, 2021 - Oct 01, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT925
  • CAN 735.00
  • 6 credits
  • 100 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Stories are a source of joy. So, how do you teach joy-filled reading in ways that support deeper learning with an appreciation for language and literature? How do you integrate authentic First Peoples Principles of Learning into the six elements—reading, writing, listening, viewing, speaking, and representing—of English Language Arts? And how does the transformation of a preschool listener and viewer into a literate, creative, confident, and competent 21st century citizen begin? These are among the many questions BC teachers wrestle with as they examine the new curriculum.
In this course, you’ll
• assess reading in the new English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum, acknowledging that “all six of the Language Arts elements (reading, listening, viewing, writing, speaking, and representing) are inextricably interconnected and often occur simultaneously” (Introduction to BC Curriculum)
• discover what current research says about teaching reading effectively to support reading growth in all students
• defend the importance of content literacy and why nonfiction reading is so crucial to students’ continued success
• address how differentiated instruction can support all readers, especially those who are struggling or learning a new language
• involve reading stakeholders effectively
• justify how assessment can make teachers more effective at helping students

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Application Requirements

B.C. Teaching Certification

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Course Materials


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