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- THE READING LEAGUE
3-part series on Science of Reading 1. Definitions of the science of reading, four conceptual models of reading, and brain imaging studies 2. A deeper dive into the components of Scarborough's Reading Rope including background knowledge, vocabulary, language structures, verbal reasoning, phonological awareness, and word recognition 3. A look at implications and implementation of SOR practices Using Decodable Texts: Practical Things Teachers Need to Know What makes a text decodable, the integral role they play in structured literacy, tips for using decodables during a lesson Maximize your Read Alouds to Build Language Comprehension An evidence-based method for building language comprehension in young students using read alouds High Impact Small Group Reading Instruction Insights and resources about how to design and deliver high-impact small group instruction
- KEYS TO READING
Keys to Beginning Reading Chall’s Reading Stages, the 5 components of reading, The Simple View of Reading, Scarborough’s Reading Rope, and Levels of Language Keys to Early Writing Information and instructional suggestions about teaching beginning writing skills to students in grades K-3 Instructional Suggestions for Beginning Phonics Provides suggestions for teaching the alphabetic principle and phonics for decoding and spelling to students in K-2. Developing Oral Language to Support Early Literacy Instruction Reviews the connection between oral language and literacy learning and provides instructional suggestions Effective Vocabulary Instruction An overview of a strategy routine that combines direct and indirect instructional practices for teaching vocabulary. Components include: previewing, making connections between words, selecting words to teach in-depth, and using context and word parts to determine the word meaning The Role of Orthographic Mapping in Learning to Read Explains the orthographic mapping process that proficient readers use to store words in long-term memory, enabling fluent reading The Role of Executive Functions in Reading and Writing Describes the following executive functions and the role they play in reading and writing: goal setting, organizing, cognitive flexibility, working memory, self-monitoring, and inhibition The Writing Rope: Strategies Woven into Skilled Writing Explains the writing rope and teaching tips for each of these strands: critical thinking, syntax, text structure, writing craft, transcription Quick Writes Shares suggestions for using Quick Writes that support vocabulary, comprehension, and writing in any grade to help students process and learn Understanding Dyslexia Provides an overview of dyslexia: dyslexia defined, facts and myths, a summary of how the brain learns to read, and suggestions for providing reading instruction that meets the needs of students with dyslexia Text Structure to Support Comprehension and Writing Instructional suggestions for teaching text structure to support comprehension and writing at the sentence, paragraph, and longer text levels *This is more geared toward upper elementary*
- VOYAGER SOPRIS (the company behind LETRS!)(Enter your information + school email and the webinar will load for free)
What is Structured Literacy? An Overview and Strategies to Support Students Discusses features and content of structured literacy as well as activities and techniques that can be used in the classroom Learn the Ropes for Reading and Teach Literacy With Success Presenters will explore the various strands of Scarborough’s Reading Rope and demystify common misunderstandings while sharing best practices Vocabulary and Oral Language: The Keys to Comprehension Focuses on the importance of vocabulary and oral language as the keys to reading comprehension What Student Spelling Tells Us About Language Learning Discusses how students’ writing and spelling lets us know what needs to be taught and what students need to learn Lift Overall Literacy by Centering Writing Instruction A review of research that supports explicit, structured writing instruction, with strategies for planning and revision Teaching Comprehension Through Text-Driven Instruction An exploration of increasing comprehension with a text-driven instructional approach versus a strategy approach.
- ED WEB
Essential Strategies to Effectively Teach Letters and Sounds Discusses what alphabet knowledge and phonological awareness are, and why they are so critically important for emergent readers. Shares practical, multisensory strategies to help students learn letter names and sounds. Phonological and Phonemic Awareness: What, Why, How Introduces research-based, classroom-tested techniques to build and reinforce students’ phonological and phonemic awareness. How To Stop Letter Reversals Discusses hands-on strategies for working with children who experience difficulty with letter reversals. Explains why children reverse letters and practical ways to intervene to support struggling students. Making Phonics Instruction Meaningful and Effective Explains how to combine systematic instruction, grounded in the science of reading, with purposeful reading and writing to increase knowledge and extend students’ learning through practice and application. Reading Fluency: The Bridge Between Phonics and Comprehension Covers the role of fluency in reading and its relation to comprehension and motivation, and how to help students develop fluency and automaticity Vocabulary Connections: Strategies for Expanding Word Knowledge Explains how to choose and teach individual words most effectively, and how to help students make connections between and among words they are learning Using the Read-Aloud, Think-Aloud as a Way to Model Metacognition for Students Explains how to deliver dynamic and engaging read-alouds using “think-alouds,” where teachers demonstrate (and encourage and support students on) how to think critically about a text. Small Group Reading Instruction that Meets Student Needs Focuses on using small-group instruction and the science of reading to support students in their literacy learning. Topics include using data to plan groups, implementing lessons that scaffold student strengths and background knowledge, and incorporating a range of strategies that support the learning process. The Science of Reading in an MTSS Framework Discusses the critical elements of MTSS that must be in place to ensure all students have the skills, knowledge and opportunities to become strong readers. Includes overview of necessary assessment types.
- Evidence Based Literacy Instruction(Enter your information and the webinar link will be emailed to you for free)
Phonics: Speech to Print and Print to Speech How speech to print differs from print to speech and what this means for instruction Eradicating student b/d reversals Learn a process to banish student b/d reversals in reading and writing Slay the Guessing Monster Learn 5 ways to help reverse students guessing words when they read
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