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PEDC 9123 Vocabulary Instruction for 21st Century Learners
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits/ 45 Hours Instructor: Sandy Catapano December 1-30 February 1-28, October 1-30, August 1-30

According to the Common Core Reading and Language Standards students are required to “read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently,” however, these standards also call for emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and word awareness at every grade level. Through this course you will learn about the Common Core Shift 6 - Academic Vocabulary and will learn ways to develop students ability to use and access words that occur in everyday text by visiting numerous sites on digital tools and more. You will learn about Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 words and figure out which words belong in what category through careful planning and strategic thinking to help support student development.