Course Description

 Course Description

This course offers instruction in teaching reading and writing in various subject matter fields at the secondary level. The material stresses the skills of vocabulary building, comprehension, and writing, as well as methods for motivating adolescents to read and write.

This computer-based instruction course is a self-supporting program that provides instruction, structured practice, and evaluation all on your home or school computer.  Technical support information can be found, in the Help section of your course.

The course Reading & Writing in Content Area has been divided into four chapters. This course will provide information on such issues as recognizing reading difficulties, assessing textbooks, and the integration of reading strategies within a content area. The strategies taught are aligned with the Praxis Reading Across the Curriculum test guide and the Reading in the Content Area national standards.

The first chapter is an overview of theories of teaching adolescents and language acquisition. The second, third, and fourth chapters discuss current theory regarding the teaching of reading, including phonics, fluency, and motivation. In addition to the theory, these chapters challenge the learner to use specific teaching reading strategies. Strategies are given with step-by-step directions for a teacher to integrate into curriculum the next day.

These four chapters should give you an understanding of the various strategies with step-by-step teaching techniques to successfully integrate reading into your daily content teaching.

After you have completed each chapter of the course, an examination will be used to evaluate your knowledge and ability to apply what you’ve learned.

 Learning Objectives

Students will demonstrate proficiency in the following performance standards:

  1. Identifying various reading skills.
  2. Identifying and discussing factors that contribute to reading failure.
  3. Describing and implementing approaches to improve comprehension skills.
  4. Identifying methods for vocabulary development.
  5. Developing reasonable instructional goals for the content reader.
  6. Stressing the acquisition of reading and writing skills across the curriculum.
  7. Summarizing research for the teaching of reading and writing at the secondary level.
  8. Providing methods for the teaching of skills using technology resources.
  9. Using specific methods for dealing with reading and writing problems.

There are no prerequisites.


As a student you will be expected to:

  • Complete all four information sections showing a competent understanding of the material presented in each section.
  • Complete all four section examinations, showing a competent understanding of the material presented.  You must obtain an overall score of 70% or higher, with no individual exam score below 50%, to pass this course*Please note: Minimum exam score requirements may vary by college or university; therefore, you should refer to your course addendum to determine what your minimum exam score requirements are.
  • Complete a review of any section on which your examination score was below 50%.
  • Retake any examination, after completing an information review, to increase that examination score to a minimum of 50%, making sure to also be achieving an overall exam score of a minimum 70% (maximum of three attempts). *Please note: Minimum exam score requirements may vary by college or university; therefore, you should refer to your course addendum to determine what your minimum exam score requirements are.
  • Complete a course evaluation form at the end of the course.
 Estimated Time of Completion

30 Hours

 Access Time

365 Days

 CEU / PDU Outcomes

3.0 CEUs


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Section Title
Reading & Writing in Content Area
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Tuition non-credit $335.00
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