This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about using the guidelines for differentiation and strategies that support differentiation to improve instruction for all students, especially students with persistent or significant reading difficulties. Emphasis is on the instructional design principles and teacher delivery methods that can be applied at appropriate levels of intensity and duration to increase the explicitness and intensity of language arts instruction in order to achieve optimal results for students who are challenged by learning to read or reading to learn. Conspicuous strategies, strategically integrated skills, and judicious review, delivered with appropriate pacing and precise monitoring, are all part of carefully scaffolded instruction to ensure that each learner is able to comprehend increasingly complex text. This course aligns with current Florida reading initiatives and awards credit for competency four of the Florida Reading Endorsement.
Access to students for application of skills is REQUIRED.