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Foundational Literacy Course Products

Our five Foundational Literacy courses provide a unique professional development opportunity to build teacher knowledge about the Science of Reading and research on reading development.

Elementary school students sound out words together while holding phonics cards

Our Foundational literacy courses include:

  • Understanding the Science of Reading
  • It All Begins with Language: Preparing Students for the Journey from Speech to Print
  • The Development of Phonological Awareness Across the Grade Levels
  • The Depth and Breadth of Phonics Instruction
  • Advanced Word Study: Mastering Multisyllable Words

These professional development workshop do not focus on 95 Percent Group products. The training is designed to be delivered in a face-to-face or virtual learning format. Download the Course Descriptions to learn more.

A professional learning instructor mentors teachers and reading specialists in using phonics chips and science-based manipulatives

The 95% Group professional development has brought an intentional focus on phonological awareness.  In higher education, as well as my classes for my certification, there was never a focus on HOW students learn how to read and the processes in the brain.  Through the science of reading training I was able to have a better understanding of how students scientifically learn how to read.

Reading Specialist

Riverside Elementary School, Reading, PA

Schedule a workshop

If you want to learn more information about scheduling a workshop for your school or district, complete the form or give us a call at 847-499-8200, #2.

Elementary school students engaged in reading hour

Understanding the Science of Reading

Now, you can bring this 1-day workshop to your district or school to build a common knowledge base among your PreK-6 instructional team.  If you don’t have time for training that takes 5 days or more, this is the perfect starting point to ensure that all your educators have a shared understanding of this critical topic.

This engaging workshop is filled with hands-on activities and covers the following topics:

  • Understanding the term Science of Reading
  • Explore how researchers study reading including where reading occurs in the brain, the difference between struggling and skilled readers, and how researchers study and validate instructional strategies
  • Know the 3 theoretical models of reading: the Simple View of Reading, the 4-Part Processing Model, and Scarborough’s Rope
  • Explore how phonological awareness skills develop along a sequence and practice instructional strategies to teach PA
  • Learn about recent research on orthographic mapping, why it is critical to efficient word learning, and practice teaching phonics concepts in ways that align with the characteristics of Structured Literacy
  • Learn how to develop fluency at the subskill level
  • Understand the role of situational models and background knowledge in comprehension
  • Develop your student’s vocabulary with word learning strategies that include morphemes