|Dates:||Friday–Saturday, December 6-7, 2019|
|Time:||9 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
|Location:||90 Airport Road, #5
Concord NH 03301
|Additional info:||A continental breakfast is available at 8:45 and a light lunch will be provided at noon.|
|Note re. PayPal payments:||Cancellation of orders placed via PayPal are subject to a 6% processing fee.|
Just Words is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4–12 and adults who have mild to moderate gaps in their decoding and spelling proficiency but do not require intensive intervention. The program is designed for students with below-average decoding and spelling scores and should be combined with other literature-rich programs.
Just Words aligns with a school or district’s Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RTI) framework of instruction by delivering a Tier 2 intervention addressing a sophisticated study of word structure with explicit teaching of “how English works” for both decoding and spelling automaticity. It is designed for students who can benefit from the targeted word study focus without requiring the more comprehensive intervention of the Wilson Reading System®.
This 10-hour workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Wilson Just Words curriculum.
At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Understand the research base of the why and how of Just Words instruction.
- Understand characteristics of a student who is appropriate for a Just Words class.
- Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential and cumulative instruction that incorporates review, repetition, feedback, and multisensory instruction to engage multiple learning modalities.
- Identify the skills taught in Just Words: word study (phonemic awareness, six basic syllable types in English, spelling rules, common Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes), vocabulary study, and high frequency words.
- Use the Instructor Manual’s Unit structure and materials, prepare a daily learning plan, and practice lesson activity procedures.
- Administer Progress Checks at the beginning of each Unit and Unit Tests at the end in order to assess students’ progress.