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New online training outlines nine strategies for improved reading and writing

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center has developed a free, self-paced, online course, entitled Literacy-It All Connects, that provides teachers with an overview of the components of a balanced literacy program for deaf and hard of hearing students from preschool through high school. This research-based training reflects effective teaching practices in schools around the country and highlights a literacy program based on nine strategies for encouraging the development of reading and writing skills.

The nine literacy strategies are:

  • Reading to students
  • Dialogue journals
  • Shared reading and writing
  • Writer's workshop
  • Independent reading
  • Journals and logs
  • Guided reading and writing
  • Language experience
  • Research reading and writing

The course features presentations in American Sign Language on each of the strategies, as well as suggestions for, and real-life examples of, application of the strategies in the classroom. Online course participants will come away with an understanding of the nine strategies and their importance in supporting the literacy development of students.

Register now:  Literacy-It All Connects

For more information, contact training.clerccenter@gallaudet.edu.