Resources

Webinar

Navigating Decodable Texts and Leveled Readers: What Are They and How Can We Use Them?

The hot topic we are hearing about all across education are the words, “decodable text,” and for good reason! Join Heggerty’s Marjorie Bottari, Director of Professional Development, and Literacy Specialist Erica Suarez to learn more about what decodable texts and leveled readers are, their purpose in different instructional settings, and how we can make informed instructional decisions using the resources we have.

Webinar

The First Steps to Science of Reading: A Closer Look at Foundational Skills

Phonological Awareness, decoding & sight recognition are essentials of reading instruction, but they're not always found in every classroom. Join Heggerty Literacy Specialist, Lauren Walsh, for a discussion on what foundational skills are and how you can bring these skills to your classroom in a fun and engaging way.

Curriculum Resource

Heggerty Hand Motions Playlist

This Dual Language Metalinguistic Instruction Guide provides teachers with instructional ideas for cross-linguistic instruction. This guide can be used by teachers who are implementing the Heggerty Spanish curriculum, and who are teaching in any dual language, immersion or transitional bilingual setting.

Webinar

Bridging Research and Reality: Balancing Foundational Skills Instruction in the Classroom

Sift through the latest research on reading instruction and share strategies for providing explicit and systematic foundational skills instruction for your classroom. You'll learn practical instructional strategies to engage and support a reluctant reader toward becoming a skilled reader by bridging phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phonics to early reading.

Blog Post

Building Bridge to Reading (Part 1)

With 66% of 4th graders reading below a proficient level, having a solid foundational tool to put into teachers' hands is a crucial component in fighting the literacy crisis our country is facing. Bridge to Reading is a comprehensive reading foundational curriculum encompassing the beloved Heggerty phonemic awareness paired with explicit phonics instruction for the perfect combination.

Webinar

Defining Dyslexia: How Elementary Educators Can Help Students Succeed

Dyslexia is a term that many have heard of but few understand. In celebration of Dyslexia Awareness Month, we invite you to join Heggerty Literacy Specialist and certified Orton-Gillingham instructor Lori Jurjovec as she uncovers what dyslexia is (and isn't) and how you can support dyslexic learners at school or home. We'll uncover why early intervention is important and how phonological awareness can help students manage a dyslexia diagnosis.

Curriculum Resource

Dual Language: Metalinguistic Instruction Guide

This Dual Language Metalinguistic Instruction Guide provides teachers with instructional ideas for cross-linguistic instruction. This guide can be used by teachers who are implementing the Heggerty Spanish curriculum, and who are teaching in any dual language, immersion or transitional bilingual setting.

Blog Post

Defining Dyslexia: How Elementary Educators Can Help Students Succeed

Defining Dyslexia According to the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, dyslexia is the most common neurocognitive disorder, affecting between 80% and 90% of people…

Product Sample

Bridge to Reading Foundational Skills Curriculum Sample

Heggerty's newest curriculum, Bridge to Reading, combines explicit phonemic awareness lessons with phonics instruction, providing a comprehensive approach to early literacy skill development in K-2. This Bridge to Reading sample includes the following for both the kindergarten and first grade levels: the curriculum scope and sequence, a full lesson from the Teachers' Guide, including both phonemic awareness and phonics instruction, and pages from the student R.E.A.D. practice book.

Webinar

Phonemic Awareness: In the Dark or With Print?

Let's address the tough question, should phonemic awareness be taught “in the dark” or only with print? During this webinar we discuss the importance of building a strong foundation in phonemic awareness for young learners and the important role it plays in supporting older learners that are still striving to become automatic decoders of print, provide examples of when and why phonemic awareness should be taught as an oral and auditory warm up to phonics instruction, and illustrate the reciprocal relationship between phonemic awareness and phonics and how to support learners in seeing the connection between sounds and print.

Blog Post

Phonemic Awareness vs. Phonics

In 2000, the National Reading Panel (NRP) identified 5 components of effective literacy instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. In addition to naming…

Curriculum Resource

Spanish Primary Extension Guide for Intermediate Grades

Heggerty's Green Spanish Primary Phonemic Awareness Curriculum can be modified to fit the needs of older learners. This resource will guide you on how to use the manual with older learners.

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