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Comprehensive Literacy Instruction for Beginning Readers and Writers by Dr. Caroline Musselwhite October 31, 2022

Ended Nov 11, 2022

Full course description

Course Description

  • Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association presents Dr. Caroline Musselwhite in this in-person full day workshop workshop. We will review a Comprehensive Literacy Club approach, working as a team to support all teachers, therapists, and aides on quality, research-based literacy instruction for students with moderate to severe disabilities, including students with Down Syndrome. Topics to be covered will include; assessment ideas, videos, data, and specific strategies for all parts of comprehensive literacy (word study, guided reading, writing, and self-directed reading). The day will include tips for getting EVERYONE onboard and excited for literacy instruction. Participants will walk away with extensive online literacy resources.
  • Lead Learner (Facilitator): Robin Carmack
  • Credit(s) and Type: 6 Hours Relicensure | Staff Development


Target Audience

  • Certified Staff, Classified Staff
  • Open to Substitute Teachers = Yes
  • Open to Student Teachers = Yes


Date, Time, and Location

  • Date: October 31, 2022
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: DCSD Legacy Campus Great Hall | 10035 S Peoria St, Lone Tree, 80134Links to an external site.


Course Outcomes

Here are the outcomes for the course:

  • Distinguish between emergent and early conventional comprehensive literacy instruction
  • Summarize supports for assessment of early conventional literacy
  • Review the components of conventional literacy instruction
  • Describe 2 strategies to support each component of emergent literacy instruction