Decoding and Syllabication: Project Read Phonics

Presented by Jill Pompi, Ed.S.
September 29, October 19, 20, 2012
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Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to provide teachers with an understanding of the various methods of phonics instruction on the reading instruction continuum. This course will present an overview of research and theories which relate to the teaching of reading. Topics covered will include the concept of alternative instruction, the need for alternative instructional systems, principles of a systematic curriculum, and the value of multisensory techniques. The primary focus of this course will be on the use of direct, explicit, systematic and multisensory instruction to teach accurate decoding to students having difficulty learning to read and spell. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the relationship between the ability to decode with automaticity and the ability to comprehend text. As a direct result of this course, participants will have an understanding of instructional practices in language arts for ALL learners including those who, for a variety of reasons, were precluded from learning through traditional instruction.

Learning Outcomes:
Course objectives are to provide experiences that will help develop:

1. an understanding of alternate methods and techniques in language arts instruction for learners who do not achieve through traditional instruction

2. an understanding of the benefits of a systematic phonics approach and multisensory strategies as an approach to teaching decoding skills

3. a comprehensive orientation to the student who learns differently as well as to some of the primary causes for his/her learning style

4. an understanding of procedures to measure student achievement

5. the ability to use knowledge about instructional approaches for a variety of learners when planning lessons that address the MA standards

6. an understanding of current research in the field of reading

Materials Required:
1.Language Circle: Phonics Guide and Lesson Plans Volumes 1- 3

2. Language Circle: Large Phonics SoundPack

3. Language Circle: Phonics DVDs Volumes 1-3

4. Active Participation Packets Volumes 1-3

Note: If you teach grades 4 and up, order the following:
5. Linguistics Guide
6. Large Phonics Sound Pack
7. DVD for Linguistics
8. Active Participation Handbooks - Phonics
9. Phonics Lesson Plan Volume 3 (optional)

What is Project Read®?
Project Read® is based on a research driven language arts curriculum that meets the National Reading Panel’s five components of effective reading instruction. Project Read® also offers a 6th component – writing. Designed in 1973, Dr. Mary Lee Enfield and Victoria Greene, Project Read® materials and teaching strategies honor diverse learning profiles and provide curricula with lessons built on direct concept teaching, multisensory processing, systematic instruction and high level thinking skills. Project Read® curricula and instruction create a captivating, respectful and dignified environment for you and your students. Project Read® aligns with the Common Core Standards.

The Florida Center for Reading Research reports: “How is Project Read® aligned with current research?”
Project Read® integrates the five critical components of reading instruction - phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension along with the dimensions of spelling, writing, oral language and listening comprehension within each lesson, an important component of the instruction that is beneficial is the cumulative nature of the scaffold practice embedded in the program. Each instructional routine consistently begins with a review of previously taught skills, and continues with teacher modeling of a new skill or strategy, guided practice and student practice and includes frequent progress monitoring checks to affirm mastery.

September 29, October 19, 20, 2012

Fridays 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Saturdays 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

$825.00 Workshop includes 67.5 PDP’s. Payment is made to The Reading Institute.

Graduate Credits:
3 Graduate Credit (Additional charge of $150.00). Payment for graduate credit is made to Bay Path College by check only.

Hampton Inn, Natick MA

Materials not included.

Register Early - limited enrollment.

Registration Deadline:
August 29, 2012

Click here to download a printable registration form. Include registration form with your school's purchase order, check payment or credit card payment.

Refund Policy/

•Cancel 10 days before training - Refund minus a $25.00 cancellation fee.
•Cancel within 10 days of training - no refund.

Substitutions may be made. Please notify The Reading Institute, Inc. with the name of the alternate participant in advance.

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