WRS Group Mastery Practicum


Registration will reopen on August 1, 2019.

This Wilson Reading System® (WRS) practicum requires successful delivery of a minimum of 50 lessons to an approved group of three to six students. All students in the group must reach Substep 3.1 or higher, and at least three videoed lessons must be submitted for review and feedback. Learn more about program requirements and materials.

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  • WRS Level I Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field
  • Current enrollment in or completion of WRS Advanced Strategies for Multisensory Structured Language (MSL) Group Instruction Workshop within the past 3 years
  • Must be completed within 15 months from start date
  • At least 50 practicum lessons
Upon Completion: Individuals who successfully meet all requirements of this practicum are able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities.
  • Use assessments to identify students with word-level deficits who are appropriate for an intensive intervention in a small, homogeneous group setting.
  • Diagnostically plan and deliver group lessons, while addressing and understanding individual student weaknesses that impact the ability to learn to read and write.
  • Plan and conduct group lessons that address the individual needs within the group, and foster a positive instructional climate with clearly established rules and routines.
  • Guide students to correct errors through questioning and use of their notebooks.
  • Appropriately pace a group of students through the curriculum, developing mastery of material taught, designing group lessons that focus on accuracy, automaticity, and fluency of word and text reading.
  • Effectively utilize multisensory structured language (MSL) instructional techniques, and demonstrate explicit teaching, modeling, guided practice, appropriate feedback, and consistent review in lessons in the group setting.
  • Deepen skills developed in the Level I Certification.

Participants who have successfully completed this course are specialized in implementing WRS in a group setting, but are not considered WRS Level II Certified unless they have completed all advanced courses.

Graduate Credit: Graduate credit is offered through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA. Learn more.
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