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UW-Green Bay Education Outreach

0974C - Frameworks for Comprehensive Literacy (K-2)

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In partnership with CESA 7!

Course Description:

Today’s classroom teachers are faced with the challenge of ensuring all students are successfully responding to instruction. This process begins with a review of core curricular components, research-based instruction and differentiation within the general classroom. Teachers need to be equipped with a variety of teaching strategies and expert knowledge about literacy, assessment, and differentiation to provide for diverse student needs. This course is designed for K-2 teachers and is organized around the six strands of a balanced literacy philosophy: shared reading, guided reading, independent reading, shared writing, guided writing, and word study.

Course Objectives:

1. Develop an understanding of research-based practices and the gradual release of responsibility

2. Learn strategies to foster greater student engagement in authentic reading and writing experiences

3. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of reading and writing connections

4. Use assessment to make informed teaching decisions

5. Use a variety of contexts to improve student learning including shared, guided, independent reading and writing, collaborative group work, and word study.

6. Understand and apply the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in K-2.

Required Readings: One core text and one companion text are required. Each participant is responsible for obtaining these required books independently, prior to the first class. Please refer to the course syllabus for information about the required readings. Before purchasing the required readings, please confirm with the CESA 7 office following the July 1st registration deadline, to be sure there is sufficient enrollment to proceed with running the course.


STEP 1 - Register with CESA 7 at There is a CESA 7 registration fee. CESA 7 registration fees are based on 2012-13 district/school membership. Contact Chris Larson at CESA 7 with questions or for more information - 920-617-5628 or

STEP 2 - If you would like to earn three graduate credits for this training, you must also register with UW-Green Bay. Scroll to the top or bottom of this screen, click, "Register Online" and continue to follow the prompts. Please note that the graduate credit tuition is in addition to the CESA 7 registration fee. Please remit the tuition payment for the graduate credit directly to UW-Green Bay. Thank you!

Note: The reduced tuition for this graduate course is made possible thanks to our partnership with CESA 7!

Comments from Participants:

“Very good class – great deal of information covered by a very knowledgeable instructor!”

“This course clarified my instruction and direction as a reading intervention teacher.”

“This has taken my understanding of assessments to a deeper level and connected it to my teaching.”

“Helped me to establish structures for organization and teaching of reading.”

Three Graduate Credits ($610)
  • Course Number: ED & HUD 795-6, section 7408 (#0974C)

  • Prerequisite: Graduate Standing (Must have earned a bachelor’s degree); participants must also register with CESA 7 and pay the CESA 7 registration fee. Graduate credit is in addition to the CESA 7 registration fee.

  • Schedule: Monday through Thursday, August 6-9 (8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) at a location TBD; Thursday, October 4 and Friday, November 2nd, 2012 (8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) at the CESA 7 Office in Green Bay.

  • Teacher Standards # 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9

  • Administrator Standards #: N/A

Location of Course: Same

Course Instructor(s): Yvonne Harness - Instructor Bio

Registration Deadline: 8/10/2012

Syllabus Link: Click here for PDF of course syllabus


To Register For This Course:

Click the Register Online link or contact Crystal in the UW-Green Bay Education Outreach Office at (920) 465-2480. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Or, please email your request to us at

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