CPS Course Code: - (CEC-LC-ELR)
This course focuses on effective strategies for English language reading instruction. Learn practical techniques and methods for teaching reading in any ELL environment. Explore key issues related to the successful teaching of reading, such as the role of reading within an ELL curriculum and detailed classroom teaching techniques. Topics include, engagement, motivation, modeling, intensive and extensive reading, vocabulary challenges, comprehension skills, reading rate, reading strategies lesson planning, selecting materials and assessment. This course provides many practical approaches and strategies to improve teaching and learning in the ELL reading environment.
Participants will be able to:
- Assess students level of motivation, and use strategies for motivating, engaging, and inspiring students in the reading classroom, and discover how students first-language (L1) reading skills impact their second language (L2) proficiency, especially in regard to reading.
- Integrate intensive and extensive reading in their curriculum, working with students to develop their reading rate and become more confident, fluent, and engaged readers.
- Integrate vocabulary teaching into reading curriculum using very valuable high-frequency word lists.
- Design a strong curriculum using the components of effective lesson planning, including how to integrate other language skills along with reading, come up with teaching objectives, sequence your activities, and measure your effectiveness.
- Assess students learning through formative and summative testing, and support the students as they prepare for standardized tests like the TOEFL and IELTS.
To Enroll in a Course:
- You must first register with CPS.
- Go to the CPS Learning Hub: and Sign In, then
- Select: Find Learning, then
- Select: Web-based, under the Topic of Learning Type, then
- Select: Lane Credit Academy, under the topic of Category. All CE Credits Online courses listed are eligible for Lane Credits and Clock Hours/CPDUs. All CE Credits Online courses are also eligible for graduate credits from our partnering universities.
- Return to CE Credits Online and select Chicago Public Schools from the Illinois drop down when you select your state.
- Enroll in your course(s).
Obtaining Lane Credits
- CE Credits Online will provide CPS with the documentation necessary for you to receive your Lane Credits.
Obtaining Clock Hours/CPDUs
- The Certificate of Completion you receive when you complete your course must be submitted to CPS to receive your Clock Hours.
Obtaining Graduate-Level Professional Development Credits
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you want university credits and from which university.
- CE Credits Online will email you instructions on how to pay for the credits and any other instructions you will need.
- CE Credits Online will forward to the university of your choice your payment and the documentation necessary for you to receive an official transcript.
- You must check with your district to ensure the credits received will meet your specific requirements. We will not be held responsible if your school, district or state does not accept the credits issued.