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Foundational Reading Institute

May 12 - May 14
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dates: Monday, May 12, 2025 - Wednesday, May 14, 2025

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET

Location: Online, via Zoom

Who Should Attend: Grades 3-8 teachers, coaches, and school leaders

Cost: $700 per person

This institute will equip you with methods, knowledge, and resources in phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension to help you meet the needs of all your learners. We’ll focus on ways assessment systems can help monitor student progress and support you as you design effective assessment-based instructional pathways that work to foster foundational literacy and language skill development. 

In this institute, you will:

  • Learn practical assessments that can inform your teaching, including a decoding assessment and a fluency assessment that can channel kids into lively work that promises immediate payoff.  

  • Learn ways to support students as they decode multisyllabic words, build their phonological awareness, and strengthen their sight vocabularies.

  • Learn ways that your upper-elementary learners can benefit from decodable texts, and how to embed them within your reading workshop.

  • Learn ways to incorporate shared reading to support fluency into partner work.

  • Explore the role of digital texts and read-alouds (and video-alouds) that give students access to complex grade-level texts to support comprehension. 

  • Study bands of text complexity and learn powerful ways to support students as they transition into chapter books and move up levels. We’ll also share the types of series, authors, and titles that get students of all ages to want to read.

  • Learn ways to use AI to help localize and enhance your instruction.