Foundational Literacy Courses
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 and 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.
For more information about scheduling a workshop for your school or district, complete the form or give us a call 847-499-8200, #2.
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.
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