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Building Reading & Writing Fluency: The Value of Phonics, Word Work, and Repeated Practice for Improving Literacy Skills

(6 Hours) Participants in this course will learn about the importance of direct phonics instruction and hands-on word work, and how this instruction directly helps to develop the reading and writing fluency of their students. The course will also cover how to group students according to their levels of spelling development, as well as class and time management techniques when having students rotate to various literacy stations. Participants will learn a variety of strategies and literacy stations to implement in their classroom that will increase the reading and writing fluency of their students.

Course Guiding Question

Once I have determined how much time I will allot for literacy stations, and grouped my students according to their levels of spelling development, what strategies can I implement at each station in order to improve reading and writing fluency in my students?

What You Will Learn In This Course

  • How to group your students appropriately based on their levels of spelling development
  • A basic overview and skill progression of phonics for all ages, including more challenging word work strategies for older, fluent readers
  • A variety of strategies that can be implemented at literacy stations for phonics, word work, and sight words
  • Specific activities you can use to directly improve reading and writing fluency

CPE Hours

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 6 CPE hours.  Model Teaching from Action Potential Learning is a Statewide, TEA (Texas Education Agency) approved provider for Continuing Professional Education credit.

Resources Included in this Course

Grouping Students Template

Phonics Stations Template

Spelling Menu Board

Word Sort Template With Examples

Word Work Stations

Sight Word & Vocabulary Stations

Word Bump Game

Station Rotation Plan

Effectiveness Rubric

Reading Fluency Stations

Writing Fluency Stations

Writing Across the Disciplines Tool

Course Curriculum

  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 1 – Introduction
    30 minutes
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 1 – Lesson
    30 minutes
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 1 – Quiz
    5 questions
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 1 – Reflection
    Text Based
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 2 – Lesson
    25 minutes
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 2 – Quiz
    5 questions
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 2 – Reflection
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 3 – Lesson
    30 minutes
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 3 – Reflection
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 4 – Lesson
    20 minutes
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 4 – Reflection
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 5 – Lesson
    20 minutes
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 5 – Quiz
    5 questions
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 5 – Reflection
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 6 – Lesson
    20 minutes
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 6 – Reflection
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 7 – Putting it All Together
    File Upload
  • Building Reading & Writing Fluency Section 8 – Applying What You Have Learned
    15 minutes
  • Final Course Survey
    7 questions
  • Course Implementation Followup Request
    1 minutes
  • Submit Course
    1 minutes

About The Instructor

Wendy Lipe
Education
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
Southwest Texas State University
STATE CERTIFIED TEACHER
Experience & Credentials
Over 8 Years of Teaching Experience
Current Elementary-Level Teacher ESL State Certified TAG Certified
Experience With Students With Learning Disabilities (ADD, ADHD, & Dyslexia)

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