The Windward Institute - Courses, Workshops, and Lectures

  • Reading and Language Skills
Sharpening the Lens on Phonics: The What, Why, and How of Integrated Word Reading Instruction

Dates: May 6, 2024
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: MaryKate DeSantis, EdM, CAS
Recommended Participants: Administrators, Educators
Grades: K-5
Price: $120

Strong word reading skills are critical for a child’s reading success at any age, and phonics approaches can be effectively utilized to build word reading skills across any curriculum or method of instruction. Understand why phonics instruction matters and learn the fundamentals of implementing effective, research-based phonics instruction in the classroom.  

  • Define phonic knowledge and understand its role in reading development and literacy 
  • Review the systematic sequence of skills necessary for a comprehensive approach to phonics instruction and assessment 
  • Learn specific practices, strategies, activities, and routines that support word reading and automaticity across the grades 
  • Identify progress monitoring elements and goals  
  • Understand specific considerations and strategies for older struggling readers 
  • Spring Course
  • WI Virtual