Professional Development

Really Great Reading Open Workshop Calendar

Are your elementary and secondary students struggling to read fluently? Are your older students unable to pass standardized tests? When they encounter words they don't know, do they just guess or skip them? Do they read slowly or inaccurately? These are obvious symptoms of decoding deficits.

The evidence is clear; an overwhelming number of peer reviewed documents have linked strong decoding to fluent and accurate reading. Too many students are failing to acquire the skills they need to become efficient and effective readers.

Join us for one of our fact filled, activity driven,  hands-on workshops and learn how to prepare students to face the challenges of complex, content area reading and state standardized tests. You will leave with solutions to help your elementary and secondary struggling readers practice what good readers do naturally, which is pay attention to every word, read with a high rate of accuracy, and use strategies for attacking unfamiliar and multi-syllable words.

Select from one of our many workshops below, or email us to bring a workshop to your district or school


02/01/2017 - Kennewick, WA Closed/Full

02/01/2017 - Evansville, IN

02/01/2017 - Birmingham, AL Closed/Full

02/02/2017 - Cincinnati, OH

02/02/2017 - Gadsden, AL

02/03/2017 - Selma, AL

02/03/2017 - Louisville, KY

02/08/2017 - Sioux Falls, SD Closed/Full

02/08/2017 - Baltimore, MD Rescheduled 3/24

02/09/2017 - Annapolis, MD

02/09/2017 - Oklahoma City, OK

02/09/2017 - Sioux City, IA 

02/10/2017 - Omaha, NE

02/10/2017 - Tulsa, OK Closed/Full

02/10/2017 - Vancouver, WA Rescheduled 3/22

02/10/2017 - New Carrollton, MD

02/20/2017 - San Antonio, TX

02/22/2017 - South Bend, IN

02/22/2017 - Wilmington, DE Cancelled

02/23/2017 - Frederick, MD

02/23/2017 - Fort Wayne, IN

02/24/2016 - Indianapolis, IN Closed/Full

02/24/2017 - Wenatchee, WA 

02/24/2017 - Leesburg, VA Closed/Full

02/27/2017 - Fort Myers, FL


03/02/2017 - Springdale, AR

03/03/2017 - Little Rock, AR

03/03/2017 - King of Prussia, PA Rescheduled

03/07/2017 - Corpus Christi, TX

03/07/2017 - Memphis, TN

03/08/2017 - Bellingham, WA 

03/15/2017 - Marietta, GA

03/16/2017 - Denver, CO Rescheduled

03/17/2017 - Fort Dodge, IA Closed/Full

03/20/2017 - Sierra Vista, AZ

03/22/2017 - Vancouver, WA Closed/Full

03/23/2017 - Olympia/Lacey, WA

03/24/2017 - Baltimore, MD

03/28/2017 - Bartlesville, OK

03/29/2017 - Toledo, OH Closed/Full

03/30/2017 - Cleveland, OH

03/31/2017 - Seattle, WA


04/03/2017 - Eddyville, IA

04/04/2017 - Raleigh, NC Closed/Full

04/05/2017 - Greensboro, NC

04/05/2017 - Springfield, MO

04/06/2017 - Topeka, KS

04/06/2017 - Roanoke, VA 

04/07/2017 - Kansas City, MO Closed/Full

04/12/2017 - San Angelo, TX

04/18/2017 - Amarillo, TX

04/21/2017 - Beaumont, TX

04/26/2017 - Cedar Rapids, IA Rescheduled 5/8

04/27/2017 - Davenport, IA Closed/Full

04/28/2017 - Peoria, IL


May - August

05/02/2017 - McDonough, GA

05/03/2017 - Columbus, GA

05/04/2017 - Lakewood, CO Closed/Full

05/05/2017 - Springfield, IL

05/08/2017 - Cedar Rapids, IA

05/11/2017 - Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

05/12/2017 - Rochester, MN

05/16/2017 - New York, NY Closed/Full

05/17/2017 - Milwaukee, WI

05/18/2017 - Madison, WI

05/18/2017 - San Antonio, TX Closed

05/19/2017 - Edison, NJ

05/19/2017 - Dubuque, IA

06/05/2017 - Grand Rapids, MI

06/06/2017 - Sterling Heights, MI

06/07/2017 - Centre, AL

06/13/2017 - Eugene, OR

06/15/2017 - Portland, OR

06/20/2017 - Walla Walla, WA

08/09/2017 - Corpus Christi, TX

Really Great Reading Professional Development

Teacher background knowledge is a key component to successful reading intervention. Really Great Reading offers different training options to provide teachers and literacy professionals with the background knowledge in phonics and phonemic awareness that they’ll need to successfully diagnosegroupand teach  struggling readers. Even if you don’t use Blast FoundationsHD WordPhonics Blitz and Phonics Boost, our professional development will offer you valuable techniques for helping struggling readers. Select from any of our efficient and effective optins below:


Really Great Reading offer powerful and effective Tier 2 and Tier 3 trainings or we can customize a workshop exclusively for your group. Even if you don’t use Blast FoundationsHD WordPhonics Blitz and Phonics Boost, participants will learn valuable techniques to help struggling readers in elementary and secondary school.

Below are just some of the many workshops we offer:

  • Decoding and the Adolescent Reader
  • Erasing the Misery of Reading and Spelling Multi-syllable Words
  • Diagnostic Decoding Surveys Workshop
  • Phonics Blitz and Phonics Boost Workshop
  • Follow-Up Workshop

To schedule a workshop for your district or group, call (866) 401-7323 or click here>>


Learn how Really Great Reading can help you diagnose and group struggling readers for decoding intervention. If you have students that are struggling to pass their state tests and are guessing, skipping and omitting words as they read, our free online seminars offer techniques, ideas and best practices from program experts.

Webinars include:
  • 5 Keys to Helping Adolescents with Decoding Issues, Best Practices and Resources
  • Diagnosing Decoding Issues in Students of All Ages
  • ADS Plus - A Diagnostic Decoding Assessment
  • Grouping Matrix Advanced Usage
  • Phonics Boost Plus Overview
  • Succeeding with Phonics Blitz and Boost Instruction
  • Summer School & Extended Day - Keys to Successfully Teaching Decoding

All live webinars end with an interactive Q&A. See a full description of our webinars>>

Training Modules

These complimentary modules are designed to offer incremental professional development to those actively teaching Phonics Suite lessons. Modules are broken up into 6 distinct segments based on the scope and sequence of Blitz and Boost.

Training modules include:
  • A Suite Start - Getting Started Guide
  • Suite’s Early Lessons
  • Reading and Spelling Multisyllablic Words
  • Suffixes and Spellings
  • Spelling Rules and Syllable Types
  • Advanced Vowel Spellings
  • Fast Track to Blitz Lessons 1-10
  • Fast Track to Blitz Lesson 25
  • Using Virtual Manipulatives to Teach Phonics

We recommend attending each session in sequence; however, teachers can attend sessions that match their needs. These training modules are available to groups actively using Blast FoundationsHD WordPhonics Blitz and Phonics Boost,.




Join us at any conferences to learn more about how we are helping educators around the country change the way they look at literacy.

Click here to see a full schedule of our reading conferences>>

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Bringing words into high definition. Join us while we examine words, word parts, and the complex English language code.

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