Foundational Literacy Courses

95 Percent Group's Foundational Literacy courses are a unique professional development opportunity to build teacher knowledge about the Science of Reading and research on reading development.

This professional development training does not focus on 95 Percent Group products.  The training is designed in a face-to-face workshop format and delivered at your school or district.

To speak to a representative about scheduling a workshop for your school or district, please fill out the request form on this page or call us at 847-499-8200, option #2.

Image 102.1 Training Topics - RTI Sessions"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


Understanding the Science of Reading

Are you hearing about the term Science of Reading in social media and news articles? 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 a 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 crucial topic.

The following topics will be covered in this engaging workshop filled with hands-on activities:

  • Understand what the term Science of Reading means
  • 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

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