The Reading League's sixteenth FREE bi-monthly event will be held at Camillus Middle School in the West Genesee School District from 6-8:30 pm.
...Dawn Durham, educational consultant with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN). Dawn’s primary initiatives focus around improving literacy instruction for all students, Multi-tiered Systems of Support, and School Improvement. As a local LETRS trainer, she advocates for empirical, evidence-based instruction in literacy. Dawn is a doctoral student at Gwynedd Mercy University studying special education.
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6:00 Welcome Remarks
6:10 Sound Walls: Using the Science of Reading to Spell
Sound walls are instructional tools that lend themselves to the articulation and phoneme-grapheme correspondence of words. Our language embraces the notion of speech to print matching. A sound wall draws a parallel to this match and the understanding of the "unbuilt circuitry" needed for reading and writing. This event will equip practitioners with the knowledge of our sound system and the evidence-based benefits of incorporating a sound wall into their classrooms. In this session, participants will have an opportunity to establish an implementation plan for a sound wall in their own classrooms.
Materials for sound walls will be available for purchase from tools4reading.com - purchase orders can be used if orders placed within 2 weeks of event.
This professional development is best suited for elementary grades; attendees will receive 2.5 hours of CTLE credit.
Knowledge sheets will be provided to those who register and attend the event.
PLEASE - PLEASE only register for this event if you are certain you can attend. "No shows" result in lost chances for those who would like to have attended as well as expenses and lost volunteer time in planning, printing, toner, etc. Space is always limited, so if you register and become unable to attend, please let us know at least a few days in advance. Thank you.