A course providing educators with a variety of reading, writing, speaking and listening strategies and informal assessment techniques they may utilize to improve student understanding of texts and materials in their classrooms and at home. Students will explore and utilize specific strategies which include basic processes of reading, methods of instruction, and techniques for identifying materials appropriate for all readers. These strategies can be adapted for 7-12 students to help them become more reflective thinkers as well as active and purposeful learners. The strategies introduced in this course are appropriate for all content areas, and participants will be actively involved in using the strategies. Participants will also review the Nebraska 7-12 reading standards to explore opportunities to extend the reading standards across the curriculum. Students will use both electronic and print resources and critique their application in the content classrooms.