Curriculum Associates' Free Webinar Series on Science of Reading Instructional Strategies Starts March 2
- By Kate Lucariello
Associates will launch a free K–12 webinar series
starting March 2 and continuing through May 18 to help educators move
from understanding to implementing science of reading, research-based
teaching strategies in their classrooms. Titled “The Science of
Reading: Putting Research into Action,” the seven-part series will
cover phonology, multisyllabic words, alphabetics, decodable readers,
phonics instruction, and word recognition.
webinars will be held on Zoom at 4 p.m. Eastern Time/1 p.m. Pacific
Time and last for one hour.
schedule is as follows:
Demystifying Phonological versus Phonemic Awareness Instruction on
Thursday, March 2;
Big Words: Systemic, Explicit Instruction of Multisyllabic Words on
Tuesday, March 14;
Alphabetics: What’s Hard about Teaching Letters and Sounds (and
How to Do It Well!) on Thursday, March 23;
The Science of Decodable Readers: Part 1 on Tuesday, April 4;
How to Deliver Effective Phonics through Spelling Instruction on
Thursday, April 27;
The Science of Decodable Readers: Part 2 on Tuesday, May 9;
- Why and How to Teach Word Recognition: Sight Words and Orthographic
Patterns on Thursday, May 18.
webinars will be led by literacy experts D. Ray Reutzel, Parker C.
Fawson, and Heidi Anne Mesmer.
is the dean of the College of Education at the University of Wyoming
and president of the Reading Hall of Fame. He is the author of over
225 publications in reading, early literacy, and early childhood
education. He also served as authors and research advisor to i-Ready,
Magnetic Reading Foundations, and Magnetic Reading.
directs the Center for the School of the Future at Utah State
University. He taught Grades K–6 early in his career and later
served as a faculty member, department chair, and dean.
is a professor of literacy in the School of Education at Virginia
learn more and register, visit the Curriculum Associates science of
reading webinar page.
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.