Maximizing the Impact of your Phonics Instruction

Maximizing the Impact of your Phonics Instruction

This session explores the key characteristics of strong phonics instruction [e.g., readiness skills (phonemic awareness/alphabet recognition), sensible scope and sequence, blending, dictation, word awareness (word building and word sorts), high-frequency words, connected text reading, and teacher expertise] and the 10 common causes of phonics instructional failure. Participants will explore these instructional issues through a combination of discussion and hands-on exploration with the goal of fine-tuning them to maximize instructional success. This workshop is based on Blevins’ work with school districts—examining test scores vs. instructional tools and classroom practices to identify the mismatches and areas of weakness that impede or slow learning.

Presenter Information:
Wiley Blevins has a Doctorate in Education. He studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Bowling Green State University. He is an author, educational consultant, and researcher, and has taught both in the United States and South America. Wiley has written over 17 books for teachers, including A FRESH LOOK AT PHONICS, PHONICS FROM A TO Z, DIFFERENTIATING PHONICS INSTRUCTION FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT, and CHOOSING AND USING DECODABLE TEXTS. He has authored several phonics and reading programs and wrote the phonics brief by the International Literacy Association (Meeting the Challenges of Early Literacy Phonics Instruction). Wiley’s current focus is on adaptive technology, differentiated professional development, and children’s literature. Wiley has written over 100 children’s books and is SVP and Associate Publisher at Reycraft Books, a new imprint focused on publishing books by authors and illustrators from under-represented groups.

Date & Time:
February 21st, 2024
Registration: 8 – 9am
Event: 9am – 4pm

Hilton Garden Inn Cartersville
24 Liberty Drive
Cartersville, Georgia, 30121

Cost and Additional Information:

• $259 per person with book and lunch provided

Book Provided:

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