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Helping Struggling Readers With Content-Area Learning

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In today’s classroom, many students struggle to meet subject standards due to reading difficulties. This graduate-level course focuses on what you need to know about helping struggling readers, including how to identify and meet their needs. Discover what support resources are available to you as a content area teacher, such as parents and reading professionals. Learn research-based strategies for teaching struggling readers that will maximize your ability to help all of your students, particularly those who struggle, to read better and to master the content in your class.

Teaching Tangibles
Learn how to evaluate a struggling learner.
Analyze the relationship between students’ reading and content learning.
Discover how to assess the needs of struggling readers and learners.
Design a plan to use vocabulary and comprehension reading strategies in your classroom.
Explore the benefits and challenges of working with parents, families, and community members to improve student reading and learning.
Explore interventions that will help to improve reading, writing, and learning.


Oct 16, 2020


Education (K-12)





Credits / Hours

3 semester hours

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Richard L. Allington, Ph.D.

Dr. Allington is the Irving and Rose Fien Distinguished Professor of Elementary and Special Education at the University of Florida at Gainesville. A research scientist with the National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA), he has authored numerous articles and books and is the co-author of Classrooms that Work: They Can All Read and Write.

Dorothy S. Strickland, Ph.D.

Dr. Strickland is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. Prior to her appointment at Rutgers, Dr. Strickland was a professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has received numerous awards and honors in her distinguished career in literacy education, including Outstanding Educator in the Language Arts from the National Council of Teachers of English.

Linda Lambert, Ed.D.

Dr. Lambert is professor emeritus at California State University, Hayward, and president of Lambert Leadership Development. She has served as a teacher, principal, district director, and coordinator of leadership academies. Dr. Lambert is the author of The Constructivist Leader, Who Will Save Our Schools?, and Building Leadership Capacity in Schools. Her major research areas involve constructivist leadership, leadership capacity, teacher leadership, school and system improvement, and women in leadership.

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Canter and Associates, LLC

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