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WorkshopPLD Decoding and the Emerging Reader Grades K-2
DepartmentESU#3 Professional Learning
Default ContactJennifer Johnson
Default LocationEducational Service Unit #3


Presenter: Julie Sealine

In this activity based, energizing workshop, we will focus on the sub skills that lead to strong decoding and future academic success for your students. Specifically, we examine what research says are the best practices for teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, letter knowledge, and high frequency word fluency. Participants learn strategies to ensure their emerging readers will establish firm foundations in the sub skills that lead to strong decoding and fluent reading, including phoneme play, letter-sound relationships, encoding, decoding, onset-rime, rhyming, and sight word fluency. They will learn the most efficient methods for helping students read developmentally appropriate unfamiliar single-syllable and simple multisyllabic words.


Educators will leave our workshops with:

·         An understanding of why students struggle with decoding and the impact this has on comprehension

·         Tools and background knowledge needed to effectively diagnose decoding issues in students of all ages

·         Resources needed to group students for instruction in ways that will yield the greatest improvements in the shortest amount of time

·         Functional teaching strategies to provide effective and grade-appropriate decoding instruction in Grades K-2


AudienceLanguage Arts Educators