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Reading Comprehension: Theory and Practical Applications (hybrid)

Date: September 10, 2018 Location: Rock Creek Elementary School, 4125 NW 185th Ave, Portland, OR 97229

Rock Creek Elementary School, 4125 NW 185th Ave, Portland, OR 97229

Join Lewis & Clark’s Reading Intervention Endorsement Cohort for Reading Comprehension: Theory and Practical Applications—a new cohort is forming now in Beaverton! This course will meet off-campus and online and is offered at a special cohort-based off-campus tuition rate.

Endorsement Coursework Information

Our Reading Intervention Endorsement coursework applies a dynamic view of literacy to reading and writing instruction in schools, building upon the belief that language—in all its richness of form and function—is the foundation from which effective literacy evolves. Wondering how you can benefit from earning a Reading Intervention Endorsement, or what to expect while in the cohort? Learn more

Upcoming Course in Cohort Sequence

READ 614 Reading Comprehension: Theory and Practical Application (Fall 2018): This course provides in-depth exploration of current models and trends in reading comprehension and its cognitive and linguistic components. Students will read widely from professional journals, explore and reflect on their personal reading processes, and do theoretical and practical projects to further their understanding. Students will examine factors that contribute to reading difficulty (from early childhood through adulthood), as well as important issues and questions about standardized testing, observational diagnostics, readability formulas, and the effectiveness and theoretical validity of published programs.

Course Details & Registration

Dates & Times: Mondays, September 10, 24, October 8, 22, November 5, 19, December 3, 10, 2018, 4:30-7:30pm and online
Location: Rock Creek Elementary School
Instructor: Jennifer Kempf-Burkart, MEd, Sarah Dunkin, MAT
Degree-applicable credit: READ 614-01, 3 semester hours, $1,803.
Registration: If you are admitted to our Reading Intervention Endorsement program, register for this class using WebAdvisor. If you are not yet admitted to the program, contact to register.

Questions about the curriculum or program application? Please contact Erin Ocon at

Please check the Lewis & Clark Bookstore for information regarding required textbooks.

Course # Course Title Semester
READ 614 Reading Comprehension: Theory and Practical Application Fall 2018
READ 625 Assessing Reading Strategies Spring 2019
READ 634 Language Acquisition and Development* Fall 2019
READ 620 Innovations in Reading* Spring 2020
  Elective Course** Fall 2020

 * Optional During these Terms: READ 621: Reading Practicum

** Sample Courses: Literature for Children and Adolescents, Children’s Writing, Courses offered through the Northwest Writing Institute

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