The Science of Reading Series

apply CURRENT READING RESEARCH IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Science of Reading Professional Learning Series

Our virtual Introductory Science of Reading Professional Learning Series teaches critical components of literacy instruction for Grades K-2, 3-5, or Administrators*, integrating current research into each module and translating it into classroom application.

The series consists of ten 2.5-hour facilitated, synchronous modules held via Zoom and continued learning through asynchronous materials and follow up activities via Google Classroom. These modules address questions such as:

  • What happens in the brain when we read? How can this understanding inform our instruction?
  • How is reading related to oral language?
  • What are high-leverage instructional routines that support reading acquisition?
  • What role does automaticity play in becoming a proficient reader?
  • What cognitive processes are involved in deeply understanding text?
  • How do we know we are using the right assessments to determine student need?
  • . . . and much more!

NEW! Science of Reading Professional Learning Series Grades 6-12

The series for Grades 6-12 consists of ten 2.5-hour facilitated, synchronous modules held via Zoom and continued learning through asynchronous materials and follow up activities via Google Classroom. These modules address questions such as:

  • What happens in the brain when we read? How can this understanding inform our instruction?
  • What are basic, intermediate, and disciplinary literacy? How do these levels impact reading grade level content material?
  • How do we plan differentiated instruction to allow all students to access complex text?
  • How do we analyze instruction to determine the presence of features of effective instruction?
  • What is the importance of vocabulary acquisition? What impact does it have on comprehension?
  • What role does strategy instruction play? How do high-leverage instructional routines support constructing meaning from text?
  • . . . and much more!

NEW! Digging Deeper into the Science of Reading

Have you taken our virtual Introductory Science of Reading Professional Learning Series and want to keep learning? Sign up for our Digging Deeper series—7 modules that dig in deeper to topics introduced in Modules 1-10 and address new areas, including spelling, morphology and assessment.

These modules teach critical components of literacy instruction for Grades K-5, integrating current research into each module and translating it into classroom application. The series consists of seven 2.5-hour facilitated, synchronous modules held via Zoom and continued learning through asynchronous materials and follow up activities via Google Classroom.

Course Prerequisite: Completion of the 10-module Science of Reading series for grades K-2 or 3-5.

Rhode Island Version

Follow the link below for the professional development series that meets the requirements of the RI Right to Read Act.

{

This course completely changed the way I teach reading and phonics.

Shea Hutchinson, Kindergarten Teacher, Fitchburg Public Schools

Don't Miss Our Spring 2023 Open Enrollment Series!

For Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-12. Starts in January!

{

I have come away from this training…with more knowledge about each area of effective reading instruction and feel more fully equipped to teach reading as well as support the literacy initiatives in my school… It has already had an impact on my work as specialist and coach.

Rebecca Stuart, Reading Specialist, Newburyport Public Schools

{

This course has been eye opening. This information will impact my teaching as I now know that I can lay the ground work that leads students to the reading process. The application activities were essential to understanding the reading process. I will be using all of the activities moving forward.

Margaret Magennis, ESL Teacher, Fitchburg Public Schools

{

Reading instruction requires teachers to make many in-the-moment decisions and the knowledge acquired in [HILL for Literacy’s Science of Reading series] makes it more likely that teachers make the right instruction decision each time.

Jeffrey A. Villar, Superintendent, Southbridge Public Schools

Topics

Grades K-2 & 3-5

  • MODULE 1: The Brain and Reading
  • MODULE 2: Oral Language and Literacy
  • MODULE 3: Features of Effective Instruction: What, Why, How
  • MODULE 4: The Power of Phonological Awareness
  • MODULE 5: Word Blending: A Hierarchy of Skills
  • MODULE 6: The Role of Automaticity
  • MODULE 7: Text Reading: What (with Whom), When and How
  • MODULE 8: Growing Vocabularies
  • MODULE 9: Building Comprehension
  • MODULE 10: Pulling It All Together

Grades 6-12

  • MODULE 1: Overview of Reading Acquisition: Secondary Focus
  • MODULE 2: Features of Effective Instruction
  • MODULE 3: Using Background Knowledge and Inferencing Skills
  • MODULE 4: Constructing Meaning While Reading
  • MODULE 5: The Role of Vocabulary in Meaning Acquisition
  • MODULE 6: Self-monitoring and Questioning to Support Meaning Acquisition
  • MODULE 7: Secondary Focus on Foundational Skills
  • MODULE 8: Text-based Discussion
  • MODULE 9: Reading Writing Connection
  • MODULE 10: Pulling It All Together

DIGGING DEEPER 

  • MODULE 11: Understanding Reading Disorders
  • MODULE 12: Digging into Phonemic Proficiency
  • MODULE 13: Digging into Word Learning
  • MODULE 14: Digging into Spelling
  • MODULE 15: Digging into Morphology
  • MODULE 16: The Brain and Reading Assessments
  • MODULE 17: Pulling It All Together II

Excerpt from a Session

Bring the Science of Reading Series to Your School!

Can’t make the open enrollment training sessions? We can bring our virtual training directly to your school or district.
Reach out using the form below or call 888.860.0190 to talk to one of our specialists today!

4 + 11 =

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Supported By