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Structured Literacy Instruction: What to Teach and How to Teach It

Monday, February 26, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Structured Literacy Instruction: What to Teach and How to Teach It

Presented by Deborah Lynam, M.A., Consultant, National Center on Improving Literacy; and Judith Glass Fontana, Ph.D., Consultant, National Center on Improving Literacy

Sponsored by National Center on Improving Literacy

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This edWebinar prefaces with the critical concepts of the Science of Reading, the Simple View of Reading, and Scarborough’s Reading Rope. These concepts provide a foundation for general features of effective instruction and a revisit to the five components of beginning reading instruction, including evidence-based instructional routines aligned to each of the big ideas.

The presenters will introduce the Institute of Education Sciences practice guide Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade and the action steps within a phonics lesson. They will also discuss the National Center on Improving Literacy’s Intensification Framework and an example of how to intensify instruction for students not making desired progress. Attendees will gain an increased understanding of how the components of structured literacy can be incorporated into a phonics lesson plan that demonstrates systematic, cumulative, direct, and explicit instruction.

This edWebinar will be of interest to PreK-12 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Attendees are welcome, but not required, to review these resources before the edWebinar:

Deborah Lynam

About the Presenters

Deborah Lynam is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in childhood studies at Rutgers University – Camden while working as a graduate assistant on the NJ Tiered System of Supports in Early Reading initiative. She serves on the Family Engagement Advisory Board for the National Center on Improving Literacy and recently served on the U.S. Department of Education’s Regional Advisory Committee for the Mid-Atlantic region. Deborah previously chaired the NJ State Special Education Advisory Council and served on the NJ Department of Education’s Dyslexia Handbook Committee. She is a certified Orton-Gillingham Teacher and a founding member of Decoding Dyslexia – New Jersey.

Judith Fontana

Dr. Judith Fontana, Professor Emerita from George Mason University, recently retired from Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at Mason where she provided an array of services related to literacy to teachers, administrators, and school divisions. Dr. Fontana has been an adjunct for both the Special Education and Literacy Programs at Mason where she and colleagues developed a Dyslexia Certificate Program. She is currently working as an NCIL Consultant for the National Center on Improving Literacy and as an adjunct for Marymount University. Dr. Fontana is a Professional Developer for the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) and has been a LETRS facilitator. She continues to work with and advocate for students with learning disabilities. Her professional affiliations include The Reading League, International Dyslexia Association, Council for Learning Disabilities, and the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Her academic interests include instructional assessment and SDI.

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Your source for improving outcomes for students with literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia. The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL), operated by Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development with funding from the United States Department of Education, is a partnership among literacy experts, university researchers, and technical assistance providers from the University of Oregon, Florida State University, and RMC Research Corporation.


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Monday, February 26, 2024
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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