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Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

Course Description

This course provides strategies to improve student reading comprehension while reading fiction and non-fiction.  Presented within the course is a three-part approach to reading comprehension, which involves an emphasis on what is done before the reading takes place, while reading takes place, and after the reading is done.  Using strategies to help with all three parts of the reading process, educators can help students really understand what it is they are reading.

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Course Numbers

  • Adams State: ED 589
  • UMass Global: EDLU 9996


Course Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Students will learn a three-part approach to reading comprehension that includes strategies for before, during and after reading.
  • Students will be able to incorporate strategies for before, during, and after reading to improve reading comprehension for multiple reading assignments in the classroom.
  • Students will develop skills to reflect on & improve their own teaching practices.


Relevancy to Practice: This course provides educators with the following relevant information to help improve their practice:

  • Strategies for improving students’ reading comprehension for fiction and nonfiction texts.
  • Enhancing reading comprehension amongst your students and encouraging them to become engaged readers by applying a three-part approach to reading that involves before, during and after reading activities to
  • Strategies to help students with their reading comprehension for before the reading, during the reading and after the reading.
  • Giving students the support and skills they need to be engaged readers, read with purpose, read strategically and genuinely comprehend texts.
  • Techniques for explicit instruction of how to comprehend a text.
  • Modeling for students the thinking process while reading as well as habits of engaged readers.
  • Implementing different ideas and methods to use to get students to respond to reading.

Course Format 

This is an online course. Please use course materials emailed to you upon your original registration.

Reading Comprehension Syllabus

Click below for a preview syllabus for this course. This syllabus applies to students receiving credits from Adams State University or UMass Global or those taking the course for Continuing Education (no credits).

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Starting at $189.00



Graduate Credits

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University Fee

Course fee may or may not include the university’s registration fee depending on the university partner. University fees are not included in the registration fee for Adam’s State University and University of Massachusetts Global. 

Those additional fees are:
University of Massachusetts Global: $70/credit
Adam’s State University: $55/credit  

Instructions for how to register with your selected University Partner and pay additional fees will be provided after registering with Credits for Teachers.

University fees for Colorado State University Pueblo are included in the course fees. 

Please note that we cannot grant refunds for students who have already turned in work for a course, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Refunds Policy

Students are able to request a full refund of any Credits for Teachers course within 30 days of registration.  In order to do so, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name and the course you registered for and we will complete the refund.

Exchange Policy

Students are able to exchange one course for another within 30 days of registration as long as the course price is the same and the student does not change the university Partner.  In order to exchange a course, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, course you have registered for and the course you would like to switch to.

Please note that we cannot exchange a course once for students who have already submitted their course for grading, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Transfer Policy

Students that would like to transfer their course from one university partner to another may have the opportunity to do so within the first 30 days of registering for a course.  In order to transfer your course to a different University Partner, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, the course you are currently registered for and the new University Partner you’d like to switch to.