Enriching the five components of reading 101



Continuing the discussion from EDM510 2016 Summer Final Project:

At the beginning of the course, I was amazed with discourse and all it has to offer. I enjoyed typing the codes on the left side of the screen and watching it publish on the right side of the screen. For my final project, I created an online program that can be accessible for parents during the summer time. The online program focuses on building the five components of reading during a 7 week course. I decided to create the instructions because I tutor during the summer in the subject areas of reading and math. The course caters to children within the age groups of kindergarten to second grade. There are links present that consist of apps, videos, worksheets, and other activities that parents can use to guide their children’s reading skills. The lessons I provide one on one tutoring for focus on reading comprehension and fluency. A problem that I often face is having the time to tutor individuals one on one. If I could provide parents with a little instruction, they could be successful with helping their children from home, at their leisure. I am still open to tutoring students one on one to monitor their progress as they learn at home. I completed the task by using the syllabus for EDM 510 as a guide. The instructions for the online program are located below :arrow_down: :arrow_down: :arrow_down:

Syllabus: COR 101 2017 Summer

General Course Information Course Information

2017 Summer COR 101 -

Instructor Information

  • Tiffany K. Whitfield
  • Office: 251-725-1377 or Cell: 251-209-6859
  • educa8or4life@gmail.com
  • Office Hours: Monday and Thursday 2-4 p.m.
  • 273 Azalea Rd. Mobile, AL 36609 Building 1 Suite 208

Course Description:

Components of Reading 101 (COR 101) The course is designed to guide parents help their children build reading skills during the summer. The program focuses on lessons that are appropriate for children in grade levels K-2. Children will need an Apple device to complete assignments. If students are unable to access an apple device, parents may schedule times for children to come to the office to complete their coursework. The course is designed to help parents guide their children, with technology, and give parents the motivation to research resources and information to help build reading fundamentals.

Course Outline ## Course Outline Below are weekly outlines for the course. Children need enrichment during the summer to help improve their comprehension, vocabulary, sight words, fluency, phonics, and phonemic awareness. Parents should not spend longer than 35 to 45 minutes on instruction, and allow children to spend up to one hour on completing assignments and assessments. Allow children to take breaks when necessary. Parents should also encourage independent work, but apply guidance when needed.

All students are not expected to progress at the same time, but each skill should be mastered before moving on to the next week. Children should complete each assignment, print the assignments and the assessments and place the items in their reading journal. Email or fax all assignments and assessments to educa8or4life@gmail.com or (251) 725-1377 for feedback

Week 1a - Wed May 31 instructions begins # Week 1a - May 31-Due: June 5
Week 1b June 6 # Week 1b June 6-Due: June 12
Week 2 - June 13 # Week 2 - June 13 Due: June 19
Week 2 B - June 20 # Week 2 B - June 20-Due: June 26 - [Install Spell Friendzy](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spell-friendzy-k-8-grade-vocabulary/id594097189?mt=8) - Play Spell Friendzy - [Parents Introduce Vocabulary](http://www.readingrockets.org/helping/target/vocabulary) - [Technology and Vocabulary Activities](http://www.readingrockets.org/article/10-ways-use-technology-build-vocabulary) - [Vocabulary Activities](http://www.education.com/activity/vocabulary/) Select appropriate grade level - [Vocabulary Lessons](http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/spelling-and-vocabulary-K-5.html) - Practice Sight Words on app - Practice Phonemic Awareness - Practice Phonics - Practice Fluency - [Assessment for Grade K](http://www.billings.k12.mt.us/literacy/kindertipfolder/CCSS_KindergartenAssessment_SD2.pdf) Complete Language Arts Reading Vocabulary only - [Assessment for Grade 1](http://www.k5learning.com/sites/all/files/worksheets/1st-grade-to-too-two-sentences-6.pdf) To, Two, and Too - [Assessment for Grade 2](https://flocabulary.s3.amazonaws.com/pdfs/wordup-pre-post-tests2.pdf) Pre and Post Test
Week 3 - June 27 # Week 3 - June 27-Due: July 18
  • Summer Reading Children select two books off of the summer reading list
  • Parents Introduce Reading Comprehension
  • Helpful Tips for reading comprehension
  • Instruct children to locate vocabulary words they are unfamilar with and write the words with meanings in their journals
  • Instruct children to write summaries of what they read to monitor their comprehension skills in their journals
  • Select passages from their books to practice fluency
  • Parents should assess children in Grade K by asking questions before, during, and after reading and help children record their answers in their journals
  • Parents should assess children in Grade 1 by researching an assessment for the selected books
  • Parents should assess children in Grade 2 by allowing children to summarize what they have read on a blog site KidBlog must create an account


  • Parents must select a minimum of four worksheets per week and place it in the reading journal
  • All assessments must be turned in on the due date by fax or email
  • All assignments and assessments must be turned by July 18th
  • Parents may schedule one on one sessions with the child and instructor as needed, $25/ hour; minimum of 2 hours


Wow! That is a ton of content! I hope it does equip parents to help their children with summer reading because that is so important! Neat idea :slight_smile:


Thank you, I appreciate it! @tarlee


This looks great!

It’s an interesting choice to develop your syllabus in Markdown to post here. You might be interested to know that there are programs that run on your computer that will allow you to write Markdown code and will produce PDFs.


@pfaffman Thank you! What programs are available?



@pfaffman Thank you!