Equipped for Reading Success
About the Course
Foundational reading skills help crack the code for all beginning readers and struggling readers of any age! Read the book Equipped for Reading Success by David Kilpatrick described as a comprehensive, step-by-step program for developing phonemic awareness and fluent word recognition. Engage in discussions and assignments using the resources and assessments included in the book.
- Equipped for Reading Success by David Kilpatrick
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify and explain the Simple View of Reading and the four types of reading difficulties.
- Explain the importance of foundational reading skills that promote orthographic mapping.
- Apply resources and assessments to specific teaching setting and student needs.
- Identify strategies to assist multi-lingual learners.
Rachel Graham is the MTSS Coordinator for Estes Park Elementary who works with teachers within her school and across the district to increase student achievement. This includes implementing academic and behavior intervention plans, support for English Language learners and support for gifted learners. In addition, Rachel provides instructional support for teachers, is the Internal Coach for Reading Corps and the leader of several Professional Learning Communities throughout the district. After spending almost twenty years in education, Rachel is very much in tune with what it’s like to be in the classroom day to day and what educators need to be successful.
Rachel started as an elementary classroom teacher and rose to a leadership position in her school district after being recognized for her successes in the classroom, working with fellow colleagues and taking on opportunities to give voice to teachers at the state level. She recently served on the READ Plan Working group that concluded with recommendations to the State Board of Education and legislature. Rachel is also a National Board Certified teacher in the area of Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading-Language Arts.
Rachel holds a BA in Psychology and Elementary Education and a MA in Reading, both from the University of Northern Colorado.