BER Online Learning for Educators

Comprehension

Grades 1-3: Strategies for Increasing Your Students' Reading Fluency
This course will help you implement a wide variety of fluency-boosting lessons, strategies, and activities for primary-grade students. You’ll see experienced primary teachers working directly with young students, demonstrating ways to improve children’s reading rate, expression, phrasing, and intonation.

Grades 2-5: Comprehension Strategies That Help Your Struggling Students Be More Successful Readers
In this on demand, video-based course, Linda Hoyt, a recognized expert in the field of reading, demonstrates outstanding comprehension strategies with groups of children, grades 2-5.

Grades 2-6: Vocabulary Strategies that Boost Students' Reading Comprehension
In this on demand, online course you will see a variety of strategies that expand the listening and reading vocabularies of elementary age students.

Grades 3-5: Teaching Students to Comprehend More Deeply
This course demonstrates strategies that are ideally suited to students in grades 3-5. Lessons include how to: use a range of texts to teach students to read for greater understanding, strengthen students' use of author's craft and text structure to increase their comprehension, and enhance students' ability to draw evidence from text and explain it orally and in writing.

Grades 6-12: Interactive Vocabulary Strategies That Boost Student Learning and Achievement
Directly teaching vocabulary improves reading comprehension and increases subject area achievement. This course takes you inside classrooms, grades 6-12, where teachers are using highly engaging instructional strategies to help students commit vocabulary to long-term memory and deepen their understanding of course content.

Grades K-2: Best Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension: Making Connections, Summarizing, and Questioning
In this course national trainer Mary Beth Allen and other experienced primary-grade educators use research-based, classroom-proven strategies and activities to strengthen young students' reading comprehension. Teachers explain, model, and actively engage diverse groups of students with questions and prompts during read-aloud, shared reading, and guided reading lessons.

Grades K-2: Best Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension: Predicting and Inferring, Visualizing, and Determining Important Content in Informational Text
In this course national trainer Mary Beth Allen and other experienced primary-grade educators use research-based, classroom-proven strategies and activities to strengthen young students' reading comprehension. Teachers provide explicit instruction on predicting and inferring, visualizing, and determining the important content in informational text during read-aloud, shared reading, and guided reading lessons.