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Foundational Literacy Courses & Training

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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.

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

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

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