Virtual Just Words Workshop – September 10, 2021

$300.00

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 Just Words curriculum provides a sophisticated study of word structure appropriate for students beyond the elementary grades. It provides direct and explicit teaching of “how English works” for both decoding and spelling automaticity.

 

Dates: Friday, September 10, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET
Prerequisite(s): None
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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 Just Words curriculum provides a sophisticated study of word structure appropriate for students beyond the elementary grades. It provides direct and explicit teaching of “how English works” for both decoding and spelling automaticity.

This 10-hour workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Just Words curriculum.
At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define dyslexia and describe common characteristics.
  • Explain the process of identifying appropriate students and placing them in the Wilson Reading System.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential and cumulative, engaging multiple learning modalities with multisensory techniques, repetition, and feedback.
  • Create an optimal learning environment, prepare a lesson plan, and practice techniques.
  • Understand the key components of instruction and presentation of lessons in three blocks
    • Block 1 – Word Study/Foundational Reading Skills: Lesson Plan Parts 1-5
      • Phonemic Awareness, Decoding, Vocabulary, High Frequency Word Reading, Single Word Accuracy/Automaticity, Phrasing/Prosody, Fluency and Comprehension at the Sentence Level
    • Block 2 – Spelling/Foundational Writing Skills: Lesson Plan Parts 6-8
      • Phoneme Segmentation, Encoding (Spelling), English Spelling Rules, High Frequency Word Spelling, Vocabulary, Concept Mark Up, Sentence-Level Punctuation and Proofreading
    • Block 3 – Fluency/Comprehension: Lesson Plan Parts 9-10
        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; and
        Administer Progress Checks at the beginning of each Unit and Unit Tests at the end in order to assess students’ progress.

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