Professional Development

Really Great Reading Professional Development

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Decoding and the Struggling Reader

Decoding and the Struggling Reader

Grades 1-12 and Adult Learners - Learn immediate strategies to help your 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. 

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De8coding and the Emerging Reader

Decoding and the Emerging Reader

Grades K-1 - Learn strategies to ensure your emerging readers will establish firm foundations in the subskills that lead to strong decoding and fluent reading including phoneme play, letter-sound relationships, encoding decoding, onset ryhme, and rhyming. 

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Implementation Trainings

Learn to Implement Our Lessons

Grades K-12 - Are you implementing CountdownBlastHD Word, or Boost/Blitz?  Schedule a workshop and learn how to prepare students to face the challenges of complex content area reading. Learn lesson pacing, routines, and procedures. Call (866) 401-7323 x3 or send us an email request>>

To register for one of our Implementation Workshops Click Here>>

Really Great Reading's Decoding and the Struggling Reader


05/02/2018 - Colorado Springs, CO

05/03/2018 - Greenville, NC

05/08/2018 - Rapid city, SD

05/09/2018 - Cleveland, OH

05/09/2018 - Medford, OR

05/10/2018 - Eugene, OR

05/11/2018 - Boston, MA

05/11/2018 - Portland, OR

05/11/2018 - Grand Rapids, MI

05/14/2018 - Atlanta/Palmetto, GA

05/15/2018 - Grand Junction, CO

05/16/2018 - Mt Laurel, NJ

05/16/2018 - Glenwood Springs, CO

05/17/2018 - Augusta, ME Closed/Full

05/18/2018 - Portsmouth, NH

05/18/2018 - Tysons, VA Closed/Full

05/22/2018 - Fulton, GA

05/23/2018 - St Cloud, MN

05/23/2018 - Marietta, GA

05/24/2018 - Minneapolis, MN Closed/Full

05/24/2018 - DeKalb, GA Closed/Full

05/29/2018 - Frederick, MD

Summer (Jun-Aug)

06/05/2018 - Oklahoma City, OK

06/07/2018 - Durant, OK

06/12/2018 - Bartlesville, OK

06/13/2018 - Muskogee, OK 

06/13/2018 - San Angelo, TX

07/17/2018 - Richardson, TX

07/27/2018 - Lubbock, TX

08/10/2018 - Boise, ID Closed/Full

08/14/2018 - Louisville, KY

08/24/2018 - Deming, NM

08/29/2018 - Thornton, CO


09/25/2018 - Milwaukee, WI

09/26/2018 - Madison, WI

09/26/2018 - Bend, OR

09/27/2018 - Dubuque, IA 

09/28/2018 - Cedar Falls, IA

10/02/2018 - New Orleans, LA

10/03/2018 - Fort Wayne, IN

10/03/2018 - Baton Rouge, LA

10/04/2018 - Lafayette, LA

10/04/2018 - South Bend, IN

10/05/2018 - Chicago, IL

10/05/2018 - Omaha/Avoca, IA

10/10/2018 - Omaha, NE

10/17/2018 - Fort Collins, CO

10/18/2018 - Sioux Falls, SD

10/18/2018 - Memphis, TN

10/24/2018 - Idaho Falls, ID



11/01/2018 - Canton, GA

11/06/2018 - Wichita, KS

11/07/2018 - Topeka, KS

11/07/2018 - Colorado Springs, CO

11/07/2018 - Erie, PA

11/08/2018 - St. Joseph, MO

11/08/2018 - Cleveland, OH

11/09/2018 - Toledo, OH

11/13/2018 - Birmingham, AL 

11/14/2018 - Springfield, MO

11/14/2018 - Montgomery, AL

11/15/2018 - Huntsville, AL

11/16/2018 - Columbia, MO

11/27/2018 - Fulton, GA

11/28/2018 - DeKalb, GA

12/04/2018 - Columbus, OH

12/04/2018 - Cape Girardeau, MO

12/05/2018 - St Louis, MO

12/05/2018 - Ann Arbor, MI

12/06/2018 - Grand Rapids, MI

12/06/2018 - Springfield, IL

12/12/2018 - Peoria, IL

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 offers powerful and effective Tier 1, 2 and 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,.

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