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Fluency Instruction in the Age of SOR

Reading fluency is a critical competency for learners of all ages, yet narrow interpretations of the science of reading instruction don’t always allow for the artful and authentic strategies we know to be most effective for teaching this foundational skill. In this webinar, ILA 2020 William S. Gray Citation of Merit recipient Timothy Rasinski shares five targeted, evidence-based activities that complement and can be integrated into any instructional framework—and with better results.

Who should register: Classroom teachers, literacy/instructional coaches, reading/literacy specialists, literacy supervisors/coordinators, and instructional leads.

Registration: $29.00 members  |  $35.00 nonmembers

Special pricing is available for groups of 5+, students, and individuals in countries with developing economies. Contact customerservice@reading.org for details.

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Developing Decoding Skills in All Learners

What does it even mean to teach decoding? Increasing time spent on phonics instruction? Shifting focus to phonemic awareness? Using decodable texts—or is it better not to use them at all? In this session, Julia B. Lindsey will outline what the best of research and practice tell us about teaching foundational skills with the purpose of decoding, supporting application of decoding skills, and differentiating decoding instruction to meet the needs of all learners. Takeaways will include lesson plans and reproducibles—not to mention guidance on how to fit it all into a normal school day.

Who should register: Classroom teachers, literacy/instructional coaches, reading/literacy specialists, literacy supervisors/coordinators, and instructional leads.

Registration: $29.00 FOR MEMBERS  |  $35.00 for nonmembers

Special pricing is available for groups of 5+, students, and individuals in countries with developing economies. Contact customerservice@reading.org for details.

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Executive Functions: Foundations for Self-Regulated Reading

Executive functions are self-regulatory thinking skills that help students manage their thoughts, emotions, and actions. These essential albeit often invisible skills play such a critical role in reading that when students have weak or disordered executive functions, it becomes patently obvious in the classroom.

In this webinar, Kelly B. Cartwright explores how deficits in executive functions can have a direct impact on word reading and comprehension. Takeaways include

  • Basic information about executive functions and how they support self-regulated reading
  • Insights on how strengthening reading-related executive function processes improves reading achievement
  • Use-them-tomorrow instructional ideas and strategies for assessing and supporting students’ executive functions in the literacy classroom

Who should register: Classroom teachers, reading specialists, and literacy coaches—as well as any educator who has ever wondered why some students who seem to have skills in phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, and vocabulary struggle with putting these things together in reading.

Registration: $29.00 FOR MEMBERS  |  $35.00 for nonmembers

Special pricing is available for groups of 5+, students, and individuals in countries with developing economies. Contact customerservice@reading.org for details.

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The Impact and Influence of ILA National Recognition

Attracting teacher candidates in this competitive climate requires preparation programs to demonstrate both excellence and value. At this free webinar, learn how earning ILA National Recognition can do both—and help your program stand out from its competitors.

Hosted by J. Helen Perkins, chair of the ILA National Recognition Commission, the event will feature representatives from schools that have been successful in earning this achievement, as well as Diane Kern, cochair of the ILA Standards Revision Committee and a key architect of the ILA National Recognition Program.

Speakers will address

  • The benefits of earning ILA National Recognition
  • What it’s like to go through the process
  • How to determine if ILA National Recognition is right for your school
  • Ways to become a program reviewer

Participants interested in becoming a volunteer reviewer for the ILA National Recognition program will be invited to join breakout discussions to ask questions and get more in-depth information.

Who should register: Higher education faculty/coordinators interested in strengthening or expanding their specialized literacy professional or elementary teacher preparation programs; potential volunteer reviewers.

Has your program already earned ILA National Recognition or is it in the process of earning the seal of approval? This event is for you as well. Indicate your level of participation during the registration process, as well as any interest you have in networking with other recipients/current candidates.

Registration: FREE

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Putting Word Study Into Practice

Word study is a developmental approach to teaching word patterns, one that integrates phonics, spelling, and vocabulary instruction. In this ILA Intensive, hosted by Donald R. Bear, presenters will share and model word study activities across stages, hands-on ideas for student-centered learning, and instructional routines that yield results.

The program includes a keynote from Elfrieda H. Hiebert and features Kevin Flanigan, Tisha Hayes, Lori Helman, and Hiawatha Smith.

Learn more about the speakers.

Speakers will address

  • The what, how, and why of word study
  • Vocabulary instruction that promotes student understanding of word structures
  • Engaging and effective sorting activities that support phonics instruction
  • Assessments to identify students’ stages of word knowledge development and their specific instructional needs
  • Word study implementation in culturally and linguistically diverse settings

Your registration gives you access to both the live event and the on-demand recording, which will be available to you through April 20, 2023.

Who should register: Classroom teachers, reading specialists, and literacy coaches, individually or (ideally) as full teams. Preservice educators, principals, and university faculty may also benefit from the program.

Registration: $79.00 members  |  $99.00 nonmembers

Special pricing is available for groups of 5+, students, and individuals in countries with developing economies. Contact customerservice@reading.org for details.

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