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Really Great Reading Webinars

Complimentary Online 45-60 Minute Overview Sessions

Without leaving your desk, learn how to diagnosegroup and teach students with weaknesses in their foundational reading skills. Our complimentary webinars put you in touch with specialists who can help you identify, group and teach struggling readers.

To attend, you'll just need a computer with an internet connection and a telephone. 

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5 Keys to Successfully Teaching Decoding- Summer School & Extended Day 

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Description

Millions of students linger through school struggling to comprehend grade-level text. For a large percentage of struggling readers, decoding weaknesses are one of the primary causes of their frustration. Fixing these issues can promote better comprehension and more fluent reading.

Summer school and extended day learning can be a great time to work on decoding. Join us to learn about the keys to successfully teaching decoding in a summer school (or after school) environment. This webinar discusses the process and procedures for making the most of your summer instructional time. You will leave with the tools and knowledge you need to plan a successful decoding implementation.

 

Diagnosing Decoding Issues in Students of All Ages

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Description

RGR’s Diagnostic Decoding Surveys are an easy and efficient way to quickly detect when students are having word-level reading difficulties and pinpoint specific decoding weaknesses.This session is designed to—

  • Help you identify students who would benefit from decoding instruction
  • Teach you how to administer and score the Diagnostic Decoding Surveys
  • Use survey results to pinpoint students' specific difficulties
  • Learn to group students for instruction (using the Grouping Matrix)
  • Monitor student progress and report on student response to instruction

 

Phonics Suite Overview - Countdown, Blast Foundations, HD Word, Phonics Boost and Blitz

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Description

Many students experience undiagnosed decoding (or word-level) difficulties that hamper their academic achievement. Really Great Reading’s Phonics Suite provides a comprehensive set of tools to help literacy professionals identify, group, and teach students with decoding difficulties.

Phonics Suite lessons improve reading skills for students in grades K-12.  Our lessons, CountdownBlastHD WordBoost, and Blitz, explicitly teach phonemic awareness, phonics concepts and word attack skills. They also focus on reading accurately, which translates to better comprehension. The lessons are research based, multisensory, highly effective, and can be taught by a wide range of people, not just experienced literacy professionals.The three sets of lessons teach students to read more accurately and improve comprehension. Phonemic awareness, phonics, multisyllable word attack, and fluency are at the heart of the multisensory, systematic, and explicit lessons.

  • Identify students for the lessons
  • Review lesson structure for expected outcomes
  • Understand how the lessons fit into a school's literacy plan

 

5 Keys to Helping Adolescents with Decoding Issues, Best Practices and Resources

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Grouping Matrix Advanced Usage

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Description

The Grouping Matrix is a free online tool that enables you to group students in grades 1-12, according to the type and depth of their decoding difficulties. Join us to look at some of its more advanced uses.

This session is designed to help you:

  • Transition from one school year to another
  • Explore the new features and new assessments
  • Run accurate and helpful reports
  • Monitor student progress and report on student response to instruction
  • Export data for further analysis

 

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