Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 9:00am - Noon
Location: Williamstown, MA
This workshop will provide an overview of research‐based instructional practices for teaching phonemic awareness and phonics to young children that incorporates activities and materials from the Letterland program.
The session will provide background knowledge about these foundational skills, as well as an introduction to how Letterland can be used as a core program for all students, and an intervention for struggling learners. Part of the registration fee includes $20 credit towards future purchase of Letterland materials.
When Keys to Literacy decided to offer a phonics program, we knew it had to be up to the quality, high standards that educators have come to expect from Keys to Literacy. That is why we chose Letterland.
- A complete, Pre-K through 2nd grade phonics program for teaching phonemic awareness, word recognition, spelling, fluency, and handwriting.
- Fun and engaging:
- Children learn letter sounds and patterns through stories based on characters that are visually embedded in letters
- Multi-sensory learning through songs, visuals, and actions
- Designed as foundational reading instruction for all students, plus intervention lessons for supplemental instruction.
- Structured literacy instruction using a systematic, proven phonics scope and sequence aligned to the Orton-Gillingham model of phonics instruction.
- Placement and progress monitoring assessments build into unit lessons.
- Tightly aligned with Common Core literacy standards.
- Research-based and proven track record over 50 years in over 100 countries.
- Easy-to-use, complete lesson materials that are economically priced without the need to purchase student consumables.
Who Should Participate
All teachers of children ages 4-7 who want to learn about foundational skills AND all administrators who want to learn about using Letterland as a reading foundations curriculum.
$25. Includes breakfast and $20 credit towards Letterland materials purchase
December 7, 2017
9:00am - Noon (registration begins at 8:30am)
Register Early - Limited Enrollment
The Orchards Hotel
222 Adams Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
No refunds will be issued for "no shows" or cancellations within 48 hours of training.
Your registration will be confirmed by email. Please note: You are not registered unless you receive a confirmation email.
Reservations need to be made directly with the hotels. A lodging list will be sent with your confirmation. Specify you are with The Reading Institute when making reservations. Be sure to make lodging reservations early for best selection.
Joan Sedita is the founder of Keys to Literacy and the author of its literacy professional development programs. She is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer. From 1974 through 1998, Joan worked at the Landmark School in MA, a pioneer school in the development of literacy programs for students with dyslexia/learning disabilities. Prior to founding Keys to Literacy in 2007, Joan provided teacher training and literacy consulting throughout the US as a Reading First trainer and national LETRS trainer and co-author with Louisa Moats. Joan has authored numerous books, articles, and training programs. She received her B.A. from Boston College and her M.Ed. in Reading from Harvard University.