DESCRIPTION: The Foundations of Reading learning series is aligned with the Science of Reading. It targets the five Big Ideas of Reading (phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary) in three key areas: instruction, assessment, and intervention. This three-part learning series is designed to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to address a variety of students’ needs in reading.
OBJECTIVES: Day 1
•Identify and describe the five Big Ideas of Reading
•Understand the scope and sequence of skills within each of the big ideas of reading
•Analyze multiple instructional routines and materials to teach each of the big ideas
•Evaluate current instructional practices and explore ways to enhance those practices
•Identify the continuous improvement cycle and the vital role of assessments within the cycle
•Understand the different purposes of reading assessments
•Analyze a variety of assessments that can be used to measure reading and guide instruction
•Evaluate current assessment practices and explore ways to enhance those practices
•Understand how to plan targeted instructional needs in all five Big Ideas of Reading for class-wide, small group or individual interventions
•Apply data-based decision making to identify the instructional matches for students
•Evaluate current intervention practices and explore ways to enhance those strategies
DELIVERY: Site facilitators will guide participants in Minot, Bismarck, Williston, and Kindred locations while a remote instructor delivers series content.
AUDIENCE: K-5 Classroom Teachers, Title Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Coaches, Administrators, Educators that wish to improve outcomes for all students in the area of reading
CREDIT: (Optional) 2 credits available through Valley City State University.