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Structured Literacy Workshops

Wilson Reading System®
Just Words® Course
Dates: April 19, 2024
Time:
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
Instructor:
Penny Moldofsky, M.S., Wilson® Credentialed Trainer
Location:
Virtual
Cost: $320

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the skills taught in Just Words: phonics and word study (phonemic awareness, six basic syllable types in English, spelling rules, common Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes), vocabulary study, and high frequency words.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
  • Identify and understand the use for all materials in the Just Words Teacher's Kit, and have a sense of how to find and use the many extended resources available on the Intervention Learning Community for Just Words (membership included with participation in this workshop).
  • Use the instructor Manual to prepare a daily learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
  • Visualize the flow and pace of a Just Words lesson completed with fidelity.
  • Identify which students may be appropriate for a Just Words class, and understand how to assess students' progress in the class by using Progress Checks at the beginning of each unit and Unit Tests at the end. 


Prerequisite

None

Duration

1 day (5 hours)
Wilson Reading System®
Introductory Courses
Dates: June 18, 2024 | June 19, 2024 | June 20, 2024
Time:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST each day
Instructor:
Kristin McMurrer, M.S., Wilson® Credentialed Trainer
Location:
Virtual
Cost: $710
Dates: June 25, 2024 | June 26, 2024 | June 27, 2024
Time:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Instructor:
Penny Moldofsky, M.S., Wilson® Credentialed Trainer
Location:
Virtual
Cost: $710
Dates: July 16, 2024 | July 17, 2024 | July 18, 2024
Time:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST each day
Instructor:
Kristin McMurrer, M.S., Wilson® Credentialed Trainer
Location:
Virtual
Cost: $710
Dates: July 30, 2024 | July 31, 2024 | August 1, 2024
Time:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Instructor:
Penny Moldofsky, M.S., Wilson® Credentialed Trainer
Location:
Virtual
Cost: $710
This course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. Over three consecutive days (16.5 hours), this course examines how WRS addresses the teaching of phonemic awareness, word identification, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through an integrated study of phonology, morphology, and orthography with students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits.

Participants learn about reading research, dyslexia, appropriate student identification and placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, and creating a successful learning environment. Principles of language structure and how to teach language with direct, multisensory methods are demonstrated and practiced during the course. Participants explore the standard 10-part Wilson® Lesson Plan and practice planning and delivering a lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer during the course. Online registration available here.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Define dyslexia and describe common characteristics.
  • Explain the process of identifying appropriate students and placing them in the Wilson Reading System®.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential and cumulative, engaging multiple learning modalities with multisensory techniques, repetition, and feedback.
  • Create an optimal learning environment, prepare a lesson plan, and practice techniques.
  • Understand the key components of instruction and presentation of lessons in three blocks:
    • Block 1 – Word Study/Foundational Reading Skills: Lesson Plan Parts 1-5
      • Phonemic Awareness, Decoding, Vocabulary, High Frequency Word Reading, Single-Word Accuracy/Automaticity, Phrasing/Prosody, Fluency and Comprehension at the Sentence Level
    • Block 2 – Spelling/Foundational Writing Skills: Lesson Plan Parts 6-8
      • Phoneme Segmentation, Encoding (Spelling), English Spelling Rules, High Frequency Word Spelling, Vocabulary, Concept Mark Up, Sentence-Level Punctuation and Proofreading
    • Block 3 – Fluency/Comprehension: Lesson Plan Parts 9-10
      • Vocabulary, Listening/Silent and Oral Reading Fluency and Comprehension, Narrative and Informational Text
 
Participants may enroll in WRS® Level I Certification or the online course WRS® Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader (Steps 1-6) within five years of completing a WRS Introductory Course.


Prerequisite

None


Duration

3 consecutive days (16.5 hours)

One graduate credit (optional) is available through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA upon completion of course requirements. Please see Process for Graduate Credit for details.

Contact Us

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Penny Moldofsky

    Penny Moldofsky 

    M.S., Director of the Literacy Institute, Wilson® Credentialed Trainer, Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist
    Bio
  • Photo of Kristin McMurrer

    Kristin McMurrer 

    Assistant Director of the Literacy Institute, Wilson® Credentialed Trainer, Wilson® Dyslexia Therapi
    610-293-6548
  • Photo of Mark Miller

    Mark Miller 

    Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner, completed WRS Steps 7-12, completed Advanced Strategies for MSL Group
    610-293-6640
    Bio
  • Photo of Mary Anne Keith

    Mary Anne Keith 

    Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist
    610-293-6780
    • Woodlynde Students Benefit from Wilson Reading System® Instruction

Woodlynde School is a WILSON® Accredited Partner.

Wilson Language Training® provides research-based reading and spelling programs for all ages. As a multisensory structured literacy program, the Wilson Reading System® directly and systematically teaches students the structure of our language to become independent, confident readers. Based on the Orton-Gillingham principles and current research on phonological coding, this program provides both the foundations of reading and the foundations of writing:

• Phonemic awareness
• Decoding as part of word study
• High frequency words
• Spelling and proofreading
• Vocabulary
• Fluency and oral expression
• Morphology: the study of word elements (prefixes, suffixes, Latin base elements)
• Comprehension (constructing a cohesive mental model for text)

Woodlynde School is a Wilson® Accredited Partner. Wilson® Accredited Partner status affirms that the Partner meets Wilson Language Training® standards for excellence in the delivery of Wilson® professional learning and business practices and has been reviewed by Wilson Language Training®. Read more about Wilson® Accredited Partners.
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.