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Strategies for Successful Reading: A Reading Comprehension Book Club

In an ongoing course, middle school aged learners will develop reading comprehension skills through guided practice and discussion. Learn to summarize, visualize, decode words, make inferences, and more while reading a book of your choice!
Mary Probst
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Learners will be able to use various strategies to improve reading comprehension
Learners will be able to identify and define unknown words in a text
Learners will be able to summarize what they have read and make predictions
Learners will be able to visualize their reading
Learners will be able to make inferences based on textual evidence
I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2015 with a degree in English Education and have been teaching English/Language Arts in the classroom or online ever since, including a year specifically teaching reading classes.
Each week, learners will practice the reading strategy for that week by reading from a book of their choice and filling out a handout. Learners will be expected to read for at least 20-30 minutes each week outside of class to complete these activities.
Learners will need to choose a book to read during the course of this class. If they are having difficulty choosing a book, they can contact me for recommendations based on their interests. Learners will need to bring a second device such as a phone or tablet to class each week to access Nearpod. Handouts and other materials will be provided to learners each week as necessary.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
  • Nearpod
Learners will be assessed based on their completion of strategy handouts outside of class. We will also discuss our successes and difficulties with each strategy at the start of the next class. Letter grades are available upon request.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Mary Probst
Lives in the United States
Qualified English and Language Arts Teacher, History and Baking Enthusiast
80 total reviews
94 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Mary Probst and I am so excited to be teaching on the Outschool platform.

I studied English Education at Brigham Young University. I graduated in 2015 after taking courses in a wide variety of literature, literary analysis,... 
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