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September 1 - December 19, 2021 Book Study-Comprehensive Literacy For All- Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities to Read and Write

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Course Description

  • An asynchronous Book Study for Erickson and Koppenhaver’s new book, Comprehensive Literacy for All: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities to Read and Write can help us as educators to teach ALL students to read and write.  In this book study, we will cover all 4 sections of the book-Core Understanding, Building a Foundation for Literacy, Learning to Read and Write and Implementation. After each chapter, we will have asynchronous group discussions and reflection questions via Canvas. This will be a community for open discussions, sharing ideas and asking questions.  The course will take place on canvas and we will offer 2 virtual- Google Meets/ in person after Chapter 6 and Chapter 12 to discuss the book and share ideas.   We encourage school teams to participate together, such the SSN teacher and related service providers. Each SSN program will receive 1 book for their SSN program.  Personal copies of the book can be purchased from Amazon. CLICK hereLinks to an external site. 
  • Type of Course: Blended
  • Lead Learner (Facilitator): Sara Rode | Robin Carmack | Cindy Stephenson
  • Credit(s) and Type: 15 Hours-Relicensure


 Target Audience

  • SSN Teachers and Related Service Providers 
  • Open to Substitute Teachers =  Not at this time
  • Open to Student Teachers = Yes, if part of an SSN team
  • Open to Charter School Staff =  Not at this time


Timeline Overview

  • Start date of course content: September 1, 2021
  • End date of course content: December 19, 2021
  • In-Person or Virtual meeting dates (blended):



Participants will: 

  • Discover 10 success factors for helping students with significant disabilities become literate
  • Engage and motivate students to make literacy instruction meaningful to their everyday lives
  • Teach emergent readers and writers, with evidence-based strategies for shared and independent reading, early writing instruction, and alphabetic and phonological awareness