Word Learning Essentials: Breaking the Code


About the class

Instructor: Maria R. Hamilton
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Cost: $99.00
Suggested recertification points: 30

Word Learning Essentials: Breaking the Code


Teaching reading is rocket science, at least according to Louis Moats, researcher, educator, and author. Effective literacy instruction requires that you know and understand numerous concepts students need to master in order to break the written code of English and become proficient readers. This class will examine four essential components necessary for effective word-level literacy instruction: phonology, phonemic awareness, sound-symbol association, and syllabication and explore how you can easily incorporate them into your daily practice. Word Learning Essentials will enhance your reading instruction by providing you with critical knowledge of skills necessary for your students to become successful readers. 

Goals & Learning Outcomes:

  • Define four critical components in evidence-based, word-level literacy instruction.
  • Identify the areas of the brain associated with word-level knowledge and word recognition.
  • Explore quality instruction across the word-level literacy components.
  • Examine assessments that help inform instruction.
  • Evaluate current teaching practices and identify areas for improvement and/or change.
  • Expand upon current lessons based on evidence-based practices that enhance literacy instruction.

Upcoming Sessions

11aprAll Day09mayWord Learning Essentials: Breaking the Code$99Class type:Non-Credit


Non-Credit classes start at $99, and are typically available online. In addition to gaining professional skills, this is a perfect opportunity to acquire recertification points, professional development credits, or continuing education units (CEU’s).

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