TEACHERS’ INTRODUCTORY COURSE
The Wired for Reading Introductory course offers an engaging, quick, but deep exploration of linguistics as it applies to teaching reading and spelling. It simplifies English spelling patterns without compromising them, allowing students to learn how to connect speech to sounds, sounds to letters, and letters to meaning, thus empowering students to fluidly break down words as they read and spell. Its multi-sensory, systematic approach has a strong record of success for struggling readers both in and out of the regular classroom. At the same time, all learners benefit from the program’s engaging exploration of morphology and the architecture of the English Language.
Grounded in research, the Wired For Reading Introductory Course is organized and presented in four parts:
Teacher Essentials | Linguistic Foundation | Core Anglo Saxon Phonics | Common But Quirky Words
In addition to large group discussion, participants work in small groups. Most small groups will be guided by at least one ‘alum’, a participant repeating the class to deepen his or her skills. The bulk of course time is spent on Linguistic Foundations and Core Anglo Saxon concepts.
Optional: Three credits through Seattle University Professional Development program EPDLA 900 for $40 a credit or 30 Washington State clock hours at $2 dollars per clock hour. Credits earned may apply towards Washington State teacher certification and for advancement on the salary scale.
CORE ANGLO SAXON PHONICS
COMMON BUT QUIRKY WORDS
Wired for Reading draws upon the research of Dr. Virginia Berninger, Dr. Robert Calfee, Dr. Marcia Henry, Dr. Louisa Moats, Dr. Dick Olson, and Dr. Joe Torgesen, Dr. Barbara Wise, and Dr. Maryanne Wolf, among others.