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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.

In this webinar, we will:

  • define each of the skills in the word recognition strand of Scarborough’s Reading Rope
  • unpack why they are important
  • and explore ideas on how to help your students grow in phonological awareness, decoding, and sight recognition!

This webinar is intended for educators who work with children in Pre-K through 2nd-grade classrooms, in whole group, small group, or 1:1 settings.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 1:00 CT

This live event will be recorded. Please register for the live event to receive the on-demand version, when available.

At this time we are unable to provide certificates of participation or CEU credit hours.

Bridging Research and Reality

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

Join Alisa VanHekken, Chief Academic Officer, and Alana Mangham, Director of Curriculum Development at Heggerty, as they help to sift through the latest research on reading instruction and share strategies for providing explicit and systematic foundational skills instruction for your classroom.

By watching this webinar you 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. Viewers learn strategies that they can immediately implement in their classrooms that support the word recognition strand of Scarborough’s Reading Rope.

This webinar is intended for educators who work with children in Pre-K through 2nd-grade classrooms, in whole group, small group, or 1:1 settings.

Phonemic Awaresss Webinar

Phonemic Awareness: In the Dark or With Print?

Join Marjorie Bottari, Director of Professional Development at Heggerty, as she addresses the tough question, should phonemic awareness be taught “in the dark” or only with print?

During this webinar, Marjorie will:

  • 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.
  • Illustrate the reciprocal relationship between phonemic awareness and phonics and how to support learners in seeing the connection between sounds and print.
This webinar is intended for educators who work with children in Pre-K through 2nd-grade classrooms, in whole group, small group, or 1:1 settings.
Defining Dyslexia 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.

In this webinar we will:

• Define what dyslexia is
• Unpack common misconceptions
• Spotlight common warning signs
• Review activities to strengthen students phonological awareness
• Answer your dyslexia questions

Instructional Coaching

An Instructional Coach’s Guide to Supporting Phonemic Awareness in the Classroom

As an instructional coach, there are many ways you can partner with teachers to help support phonemic awareness in the classroom. In this webinar, former instructional coach and current Heggerty Literacy Specialist Lauren Walsh will share her guide on how participants can support teachers when integrating phonemic awareness skills to help strengthen their core ELA phonics or word study programs within the classroom.

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Phonemic Awareness with English Language Learners

Do you work with ELLs in Pre-K and primary grades? Join us for a webinar to learn more about the importance of phonemic awareness with English language learners in both Tier 1 and small group settings. We will highlight the different types of instructional settings we've seen in classrooms nationwide, discuss the importance of explicit and systematic Tier 1 phonemic awareness instruction, and how to meet the needs of ELs in alternative instructional settings.

This webinar is intended for educators who work with children in Pre-K through 2nd-grade classrooms, in whole group, small group, or 1:1 settings.

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5 Things Administrators Should Look For When Supporting Phonemic Awareness Instruction

For some teachers, their first experience with Phonemic Awareness instruction may be in your classrooms. As an administrator, you have a unique opportunity to help teachers develop their knowledge and skills to support children’s reading abilities. Join Heggerty’s Marjorie Bottari for a look at an administrator's role within reading instruction and what you should be looking for when observing a Heggerty lesson.

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Supporting Early Reading Skills At Home, Part 2:

20+ Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Read

Join Heggerty's Kelsi Lundvall for a continuation of our exploration of phonological awareness skills. In part two of our Supporting Early Reading Skills at Home webinar series, you'll learn over 20 games and activities to help boost children's alphabet knowledge, providing new opportunities to practice letters and sounds.

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The #1 Reading Skill Your Students are Missing

Children have had a rough few years so it’s no surprise that reading scores are on the decline. Luckily, there are easy (and fun!) actions that teachers can take to improve children’s reading skillsets.

In this webinar you will learn all about the 3 Ps of reading—phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phonics—what they are, how they’re different, and why they’re a critical part of building children’s reading abilities. Heggerty authors and former literacy specialists Alisa VanHekken and Marjorie Bottari share actionable strategies that you can start using in your classroom the very next day.

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Supporting Early Reading Skills At Home, Part 1:

10+ Activities to Grow Your Child's Phonological Awareness

Join us for part one of our "Supporting Early Reading Skills at Home" webinar series to learn how you can engage your preschool-aged child in fun, educational activities that will give your child a strong foundation in reading. In this webinar, we will define phonological awareness and unpack why it's important and explore more than 10 activities you can do with your child to enhance their phonological awareness skills including listening for environmental sounds, rhyming, and more!

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Heggerty 2022: Exploring What’s New

English, Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Primary

Join us for a look inside the new curriculum editions with co-author and Heggerty CAO, Alisa VanHekken. You’ll learn what changes were made, why they are important, and hear about new resources to support implementation in your classroom.

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Heggerty 2022: Exploring What’s New

Spanish Kindergarten and Primary

Join us for a look inside the new curriculum editions with co-author Erica Suarez. You’ll learn what changes were made, why they are important, and hear about new resources to support implementation in your classroom.