EDUO 9208: Reading for Meaning

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Course Overview

Welcome to EDUO 9208 Reading for Meaning. This class was created by Dominican University of California in conjunction with Educational Development and Services as part of a six course series entitled Core Strategies. This series is designed to help teachers learn strategies that will significantly improve their ability to teach the Common Core State Standards.The content learned in the class, Reading for Meaning, will afford you the skills necessary to implement the research-based strategy of reading for meaning. This strategy can help all readers make sense of challenging texts. By meeting the requirements of this class, participating teachers will earn one semester unit of graduate level extension credit from Dominican University of California, a fully accredited university.

The other five courses in the series are:

  • EDUO 9209 Compare & Contrast
  • EDUO 9210 Inductive Learning
  • EDUO 9211 Circle of Knowledge
  • EDUO 9212 Write to Learn
  • EDUO 9213 Vocabulary CODE

All six courses in the Core Strategies series require one book entitled The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core by Harvey Silver, Thomas Dewing, & Matthew Perini. This book is available for purchase at

Course Objectives:

After completing the course titled Reading for Meaning, you will demonstrate or indicate:

  • Knowledge of the strategy Reading for Meaning
  • Knowledge of how reading for meaning can help students meet the new standards
  • The ability to plan lessons or activities that utilize the strategy Reading for Meaning

Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards

This course aligns with the reading standards embedded within the Common Core ELA-Literacy standards found at

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Ryan Pickett

B.A., M.S. in Counseling Clinical School Psychology

K-12 School Psychologist 20+ years.

Collegiate Professional Development Coordinator, Developer, and Instructor 16+.

"I take pride in helping educators enhance student learning while bringing passion into their classrooms."

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