Structured Literacy focuses on decoding and word identification as the building blocks to comprehension. It is grounded in the 'Science of Reading', the body of scientific evidence that explains how people learn to read and how best to teach literacy. This approach is endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association as best practice for teaching students with learning concerns. Because it is grounded in evidence, it is then also the best method for teaching literacy to all children. Structured Literacy has six areas of focus: phonology, sound-symbol, syllables, morphology, syntax, and semantics. There are three important teaching strategies: explicit instruction, systematic/cumulative, diagnostic.
Literacy is the foundation for academics. Students who learn through Structured Literacy have the reading and writing skills needed to be successful in their learning.
This one full-day session provides a balance of knowledge-building and practical strategies.
What: The history, theory, and pedagogy of 'Structured Literacy' (SL) will be discussed in the AM session. This will provide a foundation for understanding why SL, the 'science of reading', and 'evidence-based practices' all align. The PM session will give you the practical tools to implement SL within your current practice. Resources, scope/sequence, activities, etc will be included.
When: Schedule forthcoming.
Where: Live Virtual Teaching Via Zoom
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An exciting opportunity to immersed in the Structed Literacy approach.
The overall goal of the 'Knowledge Building' webinar series is to provide easy accessible training on Structured Literacy and the Science of Reading. This is very important because both of these approaches are not taught in teacher education programs. There is a great need for people to have both content understanding of and teaching strategies for Structured Literacy and Science of Reading. We know from the Ontario Human Rights Commission Right to Read Inquiry that teacher education is a missing piece for successful remediation of struggling readers as well as those with dyslexia / language-based learning disability. And we know: 'What is necessary teaching for some is good teaching for all.'
The webinar series will grow over time and suggestions for topics are welcome.
Please note that all webinars are real-time live teaching and are not recorded.