Early Literacy Instruction for K-3 Teachers

Category: Online Learning
Tags: Teacher, ECCD

This course provides K-3 Teachers with quality and readily accessible capacity building opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills to teach literacy–a skill that is critical for our students to have. UNESCO defines literacy as “the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts.”


As comprehensive K3 teacher resources, the course provides educators additional support in teaching literacy in the evolving educational landscapes of the 21st century. As an educational technology organization, SEAMEO INNOTECH understands the need to supplement current and future teachers’ skills with timely K-3 resources.



The Goal of Early Reading Instruction


The course aims to help participants carry the responsibility of teaching reading and writing in the early grades with more ease through practical strategies. The course revolves around these objectives:


  • To establish the foundations of teaching early reading to young learners
  • To familiarize teachers with effective and practical strategies in teaching literacy skills
  • To develop teachers’ competencies for teaching fundamental literacy as well as adjacent skills like critical thinking


The early reading teaching strategies that teachers will learn in the course are specifically designed to allow them to guide their students to become competent readers and writers.



Empowering K-3 Educators to Teach Literacy


Literacy is especially important in the new normal as our students find themselves reading and studying away from school. Literacy empowers our students to engage not just in school, but also in the bigger world around them.


Literacy is also important in the current knowledge economy which puts a premium on the human intellectual capital. It is an essential competency that has to be learned by students.


Teachers of literacy have the special responsibility of enabling young individuals to communicate, understand information, think critically, and participate in society. With this in mind, we have created this course to help teachers carry that responsibility – by equipping them with effective and practical strategies to develop competent young readers.


The online course is comprised of synchronous and asynchronous activities designed to help teachers to apply the best practices in early literacy instruction to classroom scenarios. The course places emphasis on practical techniques and strategies over theoretical knowledge.


For nine weeks, teachers are immersed in evidence-based practices that will allow them to teach literacy to young learners. Various literacy-promoting activities will be explored, arming teachers with tools to support the learning of their students regardless of their situation.


Overall, this course introduces foundations of literacy, introduction to read-alouds, questioning techniques for comprehension, using leveled reading, introduction to leveled reading, planning and conducting a lesson using read-aloud, guided reading with leveled readers, and planning and conducting a lesson using leveled readers.


K-3 teachers will come out of the course with an appreciation for fostering a positive attitude toward literacy among students, especially among those in more challenging contexts. More importantly, they will be armed with the skills and techniques to teach literacy effectively.


Our early literacy instruction online course will introduce you to the best practices for teaching literacy, which you can join today.

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Program Details

Modality: Online course with synchronous and asynchronous activities

Duration:  9 weeks

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