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Reading Across the Curriculum (1 Iowa LRC - Non-member)

Reading Across the Curriculum (1 Iowa LRC - Non-member)

Reading should be a meaningful activity that is focused on comprehension and that results in understanding. The strategies in this course are imperative for all educators to help their students become proficient readers.

Reading Across the Curriculum helps teachers understand how to assess reading skills in the classroom and plan instruction accordingly. When every day teaching is carefully designed around this type of data it means that all students can learn and grow.

Tackling Tough Text equips educators to empower their students with confidence when handling tough text. Strategies to break down, engage and interact with the text are all explained in detail. Reading is a complex cognitive process that develops cognitive skills.

In Guided Reading, the teacher acts as a facilitator for small groups. In these groups, students are encouraged to critically analyze what they read, while using proven reading strategies such as summarizing, predicting, clarifying, revisiting, rereading, connecting, and so much more. Guided Reading also encourages students to make real-world connections between the reading material and their lives. Guided Reading is the bridge between shared reading and independent reading. Through the use of the Guided Reading strategy, a teacher helps the student grow out of teacher modeled reading to independent self-reading and self-correcting. Teachers scaffold the literacy learning of the Guided Reading group to help them transition from the previously taught shared reading, to independent reading via guided reading. 


Online self-study courses help teachers in Iowa complete License Renewal Credit (LRC) requirements.

  • Start ANY Time
  • All ONLINE 24 x 7
  • No Textbook Needed
  • Includes ALL Content
  • Official Transcript through the ISEA
    After completing the course, you will be directed to the ISEA for registration.


  • Thanks for PD that is timely, easy to access, and content rich.
    Julie J.
  • I like how the content in this course is organized and the resources provided are very useful for classroom application. The quizzes in combination with the Course Action Plan are a reasonable amount of work for a one credit course.
    Lee J.
  • I truly enjoyed and felt enriched by this course. The content was solid and made me think and rethink. I spent hours reading, re reading, talking with colleagues, and developing my action plan; it was good for my brain!
    Gail M.
  • The course was really good in organizational layout. Did a nice job explaining how to approach different strategies...I enjoyed it and learned a lot!
    Mary L.
  • I liked the templates and suggested websites.
    Tiffahn K.
  • This was a well-organized and informative course. The writing was awesome. I will use this information in my classroom. Thank you.
    Thomas B.
  • Easy to access and get set up. Very glad to be able to use this resource.
    Rebecca P.
  • Thanks. I felt this course was informative and not a waste of time.
    Caleb C.
  • Thank you for a great way to get me out of a credit jam, but more importantly expand my professional knowledge.
    Bradley J
  • There were some useful ideas and resources within the course. Thank you.
    Kelly C
  • Some of the content was review. It was nice to review some previously known reading strategies. Some of the content was also new, and very beneficial.
    Emily J.
  • Thanks for the information on reading...I have a student that I work with as a Speech Pathologist who is struggling and I work with the teacher as extra help for him and this lesson has given me great insight as well as ideas to use to teach him and help him become a better reader! Thank you!
    Kim M.
  • Everything was great, thank you!
    Megan R.
  • I am very glad to see other teachers using the same strategy that I like to use with my students. Many teachers might not like this strategy because it takes a lot of time but it helps students understand the text.
    Samlong I.
  • Useful course. Good review of what I learned in college as well as learning some new ideas.
    Rebecca F.
  • This course strengthened my belief that there are many factors that affect reading success.
    Erin T.
  • This course reaffirmed my belief in the importance of reading across the curriculum. I have definitely learned a great deal. This course taught me about the many factors that influence a student's reading success.
    Karen T.
  • Great course, easy to navigate and met my needs!
    Amanda S.
  • This course has strengthened my belief in the importance of reading to learning, especially in the area of social studies. I think this course also refreshed my understanding of the importance of context and prior knowledge to understanding. I am going to try and focus on these key concepts this year.
    Matthew C.
  • For me, this course has really opened my eyes to the importance of pre-reading discussions. This tool will help focus student attention and ease anxiety about answering questions. The reading checklist encourages students to become involved in the reading process. It helps to make reading less intimidating and more manageable.
    Victoria C.
  • I enjoyed the course content and plan on using some things I have learned in future lessons. The readings and activities were both challenging and helpful.
    Chris S
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