Systematic Phonics Instruction Is Key to Helping All Students Get on the Road to Reading

Thursday February 11, 2021
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Lecture 5

Learn how a rural, high-poverty, school with a large minority population improved reading scores. Getting students on grade level right from the start is crucial but was not happening in my kindergarten classroom. While teaching students from low socioeconomic status, English Language Learners, and students with disabilities, I saw firsthand the barriers that these students faced to building foundational literacy skills. I systematically set out to help my students gain the skills they needed. It was not easy, but the results were dramatic. Hear about my journey to affect significant change, from convincing administration to implementing a multi-sensory approach that is explicit, systematic, highly engaging, and research-based. I will share multi-year data that shows how we can truly change the course of a child’s education by closing the reading gap right from the start!

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