Shifting Your Focus to the Science of Reading

Course 5227

The excitement and intrigue around the Science of Reading has many educators looking for clear and concise guidelines on just what to teach and how. This course helps to sort through the research, providing a pathway toward more impactful instructional practices. With 6 manageable, yet powerful shifts grounded in decades of research, you’ll learn to apply high-leverage practices to support oral language development, phonemic awareness, phonics, and word-solving skills– all key components for comprehension. You’ll develop a systematic phonics scope and sequence including formative assessment opportunities that create a framework for early reading instruction. Dive into the science of reading to help unlock the alphabetic code that enables students to read with greater confidence and less struggle.

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What you will learn:

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Use provided prompts specific to research-based reading instruction, to describe assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers and self, including how the information relates to professional educational practice. 
  • Implement high-leverage practices to support oral language development, a key component for comprehension.
  • Design phonemic awareness activities that support segmenting, blending, and manipulating phonemes.
  • Implement a phonics lesson structure that emphasizes mastery rather than exposure.
  • In collaboration with a colleague, evaluate or design a systematic phonics scope and sequence including instructional routines and formative assessment opportunities.
  • Apply new methods of matching texts to beginning readers that scaffold decoding and challenge the status quo.
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