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.
This course gives K-3 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. Be sure to join our email list so you’ll receive an email notification once the course is available!
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: