Resources by Grade Band

These resources are intended to support educators in providing high quality literacy instruction and support for struggling readers pre-K through grade 12. A variety of different topics are covered for each grade band, from understanding the foundational elements of literacy instruction to screening for struggling readers and monitoring progress. Each helpful video and presentation ends with a quick quiz that covers the most important points. Simply search for the topic you’d like to teach for all the literacy resources you need.
PreK – 2nd Grade
3rd Grade – 5th Grade
6th Grade – 12th Grade

PreK – 2nd Grade

This session will take an in-depth look at the science of reading. Specifically participants will learn the brains role in literacy development, the cognition requirements of the brain for literacy acquisition, and the Simple View of Reading and its application to instruction and intervention.

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Contact: Cindy Hadicke
This session, “Dyslexia, Let’s Talk About It”, was designed to share the scientifically based neuro-biological information, garnered from years of dedicated research at the National Institutes of Health, that dispel the many myths that continue to swirl around the developmental and behavioral characteristics of dyslexia. This 40-minute video will provide you with a clear understanding of what dyslexia is and isn’t, how it affects individuals with dyslexia at different ages, and an understanding of what must be done in school and at home to make sure young children learn the language foundations necessary to successfully learn to read, write and spell.

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Contact: Tammi Hope
This session provides participants opportunites to consider “The Big Five of Reading’ through the eyes, ears, and hearts of diverse learners. Participants will gain insight to the power of additive rather than remedial lenses when supporting the literacy growth of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students learning to read in English.

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Presenter: Socorro Herrera
This presentation explains the teaching principles of Structured Literacy, which includes systematic and cumulative instruction, explicit instruction, and diagnostic assessment. It is suitable for educators, preschool through grade 12.

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Contact: Laurie Winter
How can an auditory and verbal skill such as phonological awareness be such a critical piece of reading acquisition for elementary students? This presentation clarifies the connection in a way that will deepen your understanding of phonological and phonemic awareness and its critical importance to reading achievement. Woven throughout this presentation is time for reflection on your current practices, and how you can create more powerful reading instruction for your students.

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Contact: Jeri Powers
This session will explain how basic phonics, for decoding and encoding, is an important component of Structured Literacy. Connecting the Science of Reading research to the application of phonics in the classroom, participants will learn terms and concepts of the English Language needed for sound symbol association along with practicing explicit routines and systematic strategies to provide student success.

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Contact: Carla Chavez
In the early grades, syllabication begins with phonological awareness activities that include identifying accenting in multisyllabic words. Next, this webinar takes a look at activities for identifying the vowel sounds in one-syllable written words by applying the six syllable patterns. Finally, participants will learn strategies for supporting students’ ability to decode unknown words through the syllable division rules. This webinar is designed for preschool through third grade teachers, leaders and specialists.

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Contact: Robi Alstrom
This webinar, intended for teachers of students in preschool to second grade, focuses on understanding how words are built on morphemes (meaningful parts). With one foot in each domain of the Simple View of Reading, morphology plays a role in vocabulary development and supports spelling and decoding. Join Robi to learn the intricacies of morphology and apply that knowledge in classroom activities.

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Contact: Robi Alstrom
This webinar focuses on the definition of semantics, the importance of teaching semantics as one of the components of the structured literacy framework, and several research-based instructional strategies for teaching and reinforcing word meanings. Participants will learn an explicit routine for vocabulary instruction and a variety of strategies for helping students explore relationships among words and deepen their learning of new words.

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Contact: Stephanie Stindt
This session will define syntax and how its incorporated into Kansas ELA standards K-12. Moreover, it will offer an overview of William Van Cleave’s methodology into the teaching of syntax. Last, it will offer to strategies to enhance syntax within the reading-writing connection.

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Contact: Joann McRell
During this session, Prek-5th grade teachers and/or administrators will be learning the about the purpose of universal screening, the difference between universal screeners and other assessment tools, considerations when selecting a screener, factors to consider when interpreting screening results, and how to determine the effectiveness of core instruction using universal screening data.

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Contact: Amy DeLaRosa
This webinar is a quick trip through the essentials of progress monitoring for young readers. Objectives include: the rationale for progress monitoring, Intervals for progress monitoring, selecting the right progress monitoring tool, and Interpreting student progress. Appropriate audience includes teachers and leaders in grades pre-K through 5th grade.

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Contact: Denise Brown

3rd Grade – 5th Grade

This session will take an in-depth look at the science of reading. Specifically participants will learn the brains role in literacy development, the cognition requirements of the brain for literacy acquisition, and the Simple View of Reading and its application to instruction and intervention.

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Contact: Cindy Hadicke
This session, “Dyslexia, Let’s Talk About It”, was designed to share the scientifically based neuro-biological information, garnered from years of dedicated research at the National Institutes of Health, that dispel the many myths that continue to swirl around the developmental and behavioral characteristics of dyslexia. This 40-minute video will provide you with a clear understanding of what dyslexia is and isn’t, how it affects individuals with dyslexia at different ages, and an understanding of what must be done in school and at home to make sure young children learn the language foundations necessary to successfully learn to read, write and spell.

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Contact: Tammi Hope

This session provides participants opportunites to consider “The Big Five of Reading’ through the eyes, ears, and hearts of diverse learners. Participants will gain insight to the power of additive rather than remedial lenses when supporting the literacy growth of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students learning to read in English.

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Presenter: Socorro Herrera
This presentation explains the teaching principles of Structured Literacy, which includes systematic and cumulative instruction, explicit instruction, and diagnostic assessment. It is suitable for educators, preschool through grade 12.

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Contact: Laurie Winter
This session will explain how advanced phonics, for decoding and encoding, is an important component of Structured Literacy. Learn the Science of Reading research and how to apply advanced phonics in the classroom. Participants will learn terms and concepts of the English Language needed for sound symbol association along with practicing explicit routines and systematic strategies for decoding, spelling, dividing syllables and rules to provide student success.

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Contact: Carla Chavez
In the early grades, syllabication begins with phonological awareness activities that include identifying accenting in multisyllabic words. Next, this webinar takes a look at activities for identifying the vowel sounds in one-syllable written words by applying the six syllable patterns. Finally, participants will learn strategies for supporting students’ ability to decode unknown words through the syllable division rules. This webinar is designed for preschool through third grade teachers, leaders and specialists.

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Contact: Robi Alstrom
Older students who continue to struggle with accurate reading decoding benefit from instruction in the syllable division rules and the six syllable patterns. Since students in the upper grades read big words, teachers need to provide them with strategies for segmenting the words into syllables and using knowledge of syllable patterns to determine the vowel sounds. This webinar is designed for fourth through twelfth grade teachers, leaders and specialists. Robi begins with activities intended to help educators accurately identify the phonemes in spoken words and ends with syllable activities to use in the classroom.

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Contact: Robi Alstrom
Too much to teach and not enough time? Focusing on morphology is one answer to this problem. With one foot in each domain of the Simple View of Reading, morphology plays a role in all of the components of structured literacy. Recognizing that words are built from morphemes (meaningful parts) increases semantic and syntactic knowledge; however, morphological awareness also supports phonology and orthography, which makes it a great focus for reading intervention with older students. Join Robi to learn the intricacies of morphology and apply that knowledge in classroom and intervention activities. This webinar is intended for teachers and reading interventionists in grades 3-5.

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Contact: Robi Alstrom
This webinar focuses on the definition of semantics, the importance of teaching semantics as one of the components of the structured literacy framework, and several research-based instructional strategies for teaching and reinforcing word meanings. Participants will learn an explicit routine for vocabulary instruction and a variety of strategies for helping students explore relationships among words and deepen their learning of new words.

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Slide Deck Link
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Contact: Stephanie Stindt
This session will define syntax and how its incorporated into Kansas ELA standards K-12. Moreover, it will offer an overview of William Van Cleave’s methodology into the teaching of syntax. Last, it will offer to strategies to enhance syntax within the reading-writing connection.

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Contact: Joann McRell

During this session, Prek-5th grade teachers and/or administrators will be learning the about the purpose of universal screening, the difference between universal screeners and other assessment tools, considerations when selecting a screener, factors to consider when interpreting screening results, and how to determine the effectiveness of core instruction using universal screening data.

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Contact: Amy DeLaRosa
This webinar is a quick trip through the essentials of progress monitoring for young readers. Objectives include: the rationale for progress monitoring, Intervals for progress monitoring, selecting the right progress monitoring tool, and Interpreting student progress. Appropriate audience includes teachers and leaders in grades pre-K through 5th grade.

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Contact: Denise Brown

6th Grade – 12th Grade

This session will take an in-depth look at the science of reading. Specifically participants will learn the brains role in literacy development, the cognition requirements of the brain for literacy acquisition, and the Simple View of Reading and its application to instruction and intervention.

Recorded Video Link
Slide Deck Link
Supporting Document Link
Quiz Link
Contact: Cindy Hadicke
This session, “Dyslexia, Let’s Talk About It”, was designed to share the scientifically based neuro-biological information, garnered from years of dedicated research at the National Institutes of Health, that dispel the many myths that continue to swirl around the developmental and behavioral characteristics of dyslexia. This 40-minute video will provide you with a clear understanding of what dyslexia is and isn’t, how it affects individuals with dyslexia at different ages, and an understanding of what must be done in school and at home to make sure young children learn the language foundations necessary to successfully learn to read, write and spell.

Recorded Video Link
Slide Deck Link
Supporting Document Link
Quiz Link
Contact: Tammi Hope
This session provides participants opportunites to consider “The Big Five of Reading’ through the eyes, ears, and hearts of diverse learners. Participants will gain insight to the power of additive rather than remedial lenses when supporting the literacy growth of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students learning to read in English.

Recorded Video Link
Supporting Document Link
Quiz Link
Presenter: Socorro Herrera
This presentation explains the teaching principles of Structured Literacy, which includes systematic and cumulative instruction, explicit instruction, and diagnostic assessment. It is suitable for educators, preschool through grade 12.

Recorded Video Link
Slide Deck Link
Supporting Document Link
Quiz Link
Contact: Laurie Winter
Older students who continue to struggle with accurate reading decoding benefit from instruction in the syllable division rules and the six syllable patterns. Since students in the upper grades read big words, teachers need to provide them with strategies for segmenting the words into syllables and using knowledge of syllable patterns to determine the vowel sounds. This webinar is designed for fourth through twelfth grade teachers, leaders and specialists. Robi begins with activities intended to help educators accurately identify the phonemes in spoken words and ends with syllable activities to use in the classroom.

Recorded Video Link
Slide Deck Link
Supporting Document Link
Quiz Link
Contact: Robi Alstrom
Older students who continue to struggle with accurate reading decoding benefit from instruction in the syllable division rules and the six syllable patterns. Since students in the upper grades read big words, teachers need to provide them with strategies for segmenting the words into syllables and using knowledge of syllable patterns to determine the vowel sounds. This webinar is designed for fourth through twelfth grade teachers, leaders and specialists. Robi begins with activities intended to help educators accurately identify the phonemes in spoken words and ends with syllable activities to use in the classroom.

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Contact: Robi Alstrom
In this presentation, attendees will learn more about morphology and its application in the secondary classroom. We will learn the terminology associated with morphology and talk through various instructional strategies geared toward the secondary classroom. The strategies discussed will support both Tier 1 and Tier 2 intervention.

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Contact: Sarah Perryman
This webinar focuses on the definition of semantics, the importance of teaching semantics as one of the components of the structured literacy framework, and several research-based instructional strategies for teaching and reinforcing word meanings. Participants will learn an explicit routine for vocabulary instruction and a variety of strategies for helping students explore relationships among words and deepen their learning of new words.

Recorded Video Link
Slide Deck Link
Supporting Document Link
Quiz Link
Contact: Stephanie Stindt
This session will define syntax and how its incorporated into Kansas ELA standards K-12. Moreover, it will offer an overview of William Van Cleave’s methodology into the teaching of syntax. Last, it will offer to strategies to enhance syntax within the reading-writing connection.

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Contact: Joann McRell
This webinar is designed to lead viewers through the basics of selecting and using an appropriate universal screener for students in grades 6-12. Objectives include: Why we screen adolescents, the difference between screeners and other assessments, Appropriate screening assessments for grades 6-12, Initial interpretations of screening data, andImplications for core instruction in the content area classroom. Appropriate audience includes teachers and leaders in grades 6-12.

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Contact: Denise Brown
This webinar is a quick trip through the essentials of progress monitoring. Objectives include: the rationale for progress monitoring,Intervals for progress monitoring, Selecting the right progress monitoring tool, and Interpreting student progress. Audience for the webinar would include teachers and leaders in grades 6-12.

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Contact: Denise Brown