Implementing the Science of Reading in K-2: Blueprint for Your Structured Literacy Block

Implementing the Science of Reading in K-2 is a professional development course for Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade teachers who teach literacy. The course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the Science of Reading and how to apply that knowledge to create a Structured Literacy schedule. Topics addressed in the course include oral language, phonemic and phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing.

Master the Rules of English Phonics: What Every Elementary Teacher Needs to Know to Teach Reading and Spelling

Master the Rules of English Phonics is a K-4 professional development course that gives you a crystal-clear understanding of the rules of English phonics. This course gives teachers an in-depth look at the English language: its sounds, rules, and structure of phonics skills (i.e. digraphs, long vowels). You’ll also learn about the structure of multisyllabic words, including how to teach students to divide and decode them.

About the Creator

All courses were developed by Alison Ryan, M.Ed. Alison has been working in schools since 2005 in a variety of positions, including classroom teacher, reading interventionist, reading specialist, and Director of Curriculum & Instruction. She is trained in the Orton-Gillingham method, SIOP method for working with English language learners, has extensive experience working with struggling readers, and has a master’s degree in literacy leadership.

Alison is also the author of The Phonics Playbook: How to Differentiate Instruction so Students Succeed, which is set to be released in 2024 from Jossey-Bass, a division of Wiley. In addition, Alison and her work have been featured at educational conferences and on multiple podcasts, including:

Literacy Association of Tennessee Conference

Illinois Reading Council Conference

Educate and Rejuvenate Conference

Staff Development for Educators (multiple conferences)

Beginning Teacher Talk podcast

The Reading Project podcast

The Reading Teachers Lounge podcast

Alison founded Learning At The Primary Pond in 2012. You can learn more about Learning At The Primary Pond and how we serve educators by visiting our website and social media channels.