Addressing the Needs of Struggling Readers (Webinars)


Webinar Video: Teaching foundational reading skills Part 1


Presented by Sarah Jane Schonour, Assistant Director of Curriculum.

Part 1: March 30, 2022 (45 minutes) | Watch Part 2: April 6, 2022 (45 minutes)

Students must develop the foundational skills to become proficient readers. Standards define what foundational reading skills students should be able to do (K-5), but standards do not tell teachers how to teach. Learn the predictors of reading success and how to implement Read Naturally’s research-based strategies to accelerate reading development.

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Topics Covered
  • Learn which foundational reading skills serve as predictors for reading success.
  • Understand the research about critical content and effective strategies for teaching the foundational skills.
  • Connect the Science of Reading to instructional practices.
  • Understand the application of the research in the lesson design and strategies used in Funēmics, Read Naturally GATE, Word Warm-Ups, Signs for Sounds, and the Read Naturally fluency programs.
  • Recognize the role of progress monitoring and ongoing assessment in differentiating instruction.
  • Understand how to apply effective practices using Read Naturally curriculum (or their current curriculum) to maximize student progress.

45 minutes (includes Q&A) 

  • Beginning teachers
  • General Education Teachers
  • Reading teachers/specialists
  • School or District Administrators
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Title I teachers
  • RTI coordinators

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