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Reading Comprehension: Theory and Practical Application

Date: 4:30pm - 7:30pm PDT July 1 Location: Linwood Elementary School, 11909 SE Linwood Ave, Milwaukie, OR

Linwood Elementary School, 11909 SE Linwood Ave, Milwaukie, OR

Join Lewis & Clark’s Reading Intervention Endorsement for Reading Comprehension—spots are available in our North Clackamas cohort! 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
(Spring 2020):
This course offers an 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 complete theoretical and practical projects to further their understanding. This course examines factors that contribute to reading difficulty (from early childhood through adulthood), as well as important issues and questions about standardized tests, observational diagnostics, readability formulas, and the effectiveness and theoretical validity of published programs.

Course Details & Registration

Schedule: Mondays, January 13, 27, February 10, 24, March 9, 30, April 13-20, 2020, 4:30-7:30 p.m. and online. Online sessions during the weeks of January 20, February 3, 17, March 2, 16, and April 6. No class on March 23 (spring break).
Location: Linwood Elementary School
Instructor: Renee Laney
Degree-applicable credit: READ 614, 3 semester hours, $1,905.
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

Course Sequence

Course # Course Title Semester
READ 614 Reading Comprehension: Theory and Practical Application (3 SH) Spring 2020
READ 625 Assessing Reading Strategies (3 SH) Fall 2020
READ 634 / ESOL 607 Language Acquisition and Development (3 SH) Spring 2021
READ 620 Innovations in Reading (3 SH) Fall 2021
READ 622 Reading Intervention Practicum (2 SH) Spring 2022

 Spring: January-April
Summer: May-August
Fall: September-December

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