Our Young Adult (YA) Literature in the Reading Program online course will enhance your teaching skills using contemporary literature with implementation ideas for grades 6-12 curriculum, reading motivation, and diverse learning communities.
Instructor: Sharron McElmeel
Three semester hours of graduate credit
Summer: June 8 - August 14, 2020
Tuition: $452 per semester hour graduate credit ($1,356 per course)
Summer Tuition Due - July 15, 2020
Fall: September 14 - November 20, 2020
Tuition rates for 2020-21 are being reviewed at this time.
Fall Tuition Due - October 14, 2020
If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.
We invite you to enroll in our Young Adult Literature course to meet your professional development goals if you need a license renewal, graduate credits, or just a refresher course.
Our online course allows you to complete your weekly assignments as they best fit your schedule. All discussion postings and projects are submitted online.
RDGED 704 Young Adult Literature in the Reading Program includes:
- Suggestions for a diverse array of contemporary literature as well as challenging informational texts in a range of subjects.
- The role of young adult literature in relation to their culture and development and to build knowledge toward developing a curriculum that promotes a progressive development of reading comprehension.
- The inclusion of classic myths and stories from around the world.
- Reading as a means of developing vocabularies and conventions of language.
- Integration of technology with literature-related activities.
- Determination of the reading interests, needs, and abilities of children.
- Reading, listening, and viewing guidance in the classroom, in school and public libraries.
- Recent developments in contemporary literature for young adults.
- Contemporary literature published within the past five years, with emphasis on relating to curriculum, reading motivation, and connecting to previously published (and readily available) classic/popular titles.
We invite you to enroll in our course to meet your professional development goals if you need license renewal, graduate credits, transfer credits to another university or reading certification program, or a refresher course.
Our students include:
- Middle and high school English teachers
- School library media specialists
- Talented and gifted teachers
- Special education teachers
- Classroom teachers
- Reading teachers
- Reading interventionists
- Reading specialists
- Title I reading teachers
This is one of the required courses for individuals pursuing reading teacher certification, Wisconsin #1316
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.
Encourage critical thinking in teenage readers. Explore genres of young adult books and their use in the classroom curriculum. Create and share opportunities for community involvement in building a literacy environment and design lesson plans and classroom activities to improve reading comprehension and meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
How do I register?
Complete the Online Registration Form.
When is the registration deadline?
Reserve your spot now. This program is top-rated, and courses fill well before the start date. This course is offered three times each year (spring, summer, and fall).
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