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Reading Comprehension: Theory and Practical Application (hybrid)

Date: 4:30pm PDT September 5, 2018 Location: Library, Beach Elementary School, 1710 N. Humbolt, Portland, OR

Library, Beach Elementary School, 1710 N. Humbolt, Portland, OR

We are planning to form a new Reading Intervention Endorsement cohort in North Portland. If there is sufficient interest we will begin this fall with Reading Comprehension: Theory and Practical Applications. This course will meet off-campus and online and is offered at a special cohort-based off-campus tuition rate. Please contact for more information.

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

Tentative Dates & Times: Wednesdays, September 5-December 12, 2018, 4:30-7:30pm and online
Location: Beach Elementary School
Instructor: Susan Morell, MS
Degree-applicable credit: READ 614, 3 semester hours, $1,803.
Registration: If you are interested in joining this cohort, please contact

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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