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Climbing the Ladder of Reading: Effective, Engaging, and FUN Instruction for All!

Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Climbing the Ladder of Reading: Effective, Engaging, and FUN Instruction for All!

Presented by Nancy Young, M.Ed., Reading/Spelling/Writing Specialist, Nancy Young Educational Consulting
Moderated by Terrie Noland, Ph.D., CALP, Vice President, Educator Initiatives, Learning Ally

Sponsored by Learning Ally

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As more and more schools shift their teaching of reading, spelling, and writing to encompass the components of structured literacy, educators need to be able to provide instruction taking into consideration the wide range of skill mastery within most classrooms.

Join this recorded edWebinar to learn about various approaches to differentiation that effectively address the needs of students who are mastering foundational skills as well as those students who are more advanced. Discover new ways to teach, practice, and provide enrichment that are intellectually engaging and FUN! Get ready to get up out of your chair and laugh as you experience how movements aligned to code-based concepts can be woven into lessons—or any time of the day.

In this recorded edWebinar, viewers:

  • Learn about Nancy Young’s Ladder of Reading
  • Review the essential components of structured literacy
  • Look at different ways of grouping students (including readiness and interest)
  • Discover how physical activity can be woven into code-based instruction and practice
  • Consider the needs of students with the exceptionalities of dyslexia, ADHD, and giftedness

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to PreK through grade 4 classroom teachers, reading specialists, gifted specialists, special educators, and learning support assistants. 


Nancy YoungAbout the Presenter

Nancy Young, M.Ed. is an experienced educator with extensive knowledge of science-based approaches to teaching reading, spelling, and writing. Her areas of specialty include dyslexia, giftedness, and ADHD. Nancy’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Education degree in elementary education and a Master of Education degree in special education. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education degree, focusing on the needs of twice-exceptional students (gifted and dyslexia). Based in British Columbia, Canada, Nancy consults for schools and districts and supports individual teachers and families globally. Nancy is the author of Secret Code Actions™ (Teacher Edition and Parent Edition), a unique resource she created to enhance any reading/spelling program by weaving in fun code-based movements. Nancy is also the creator of the Ladder of Reading©, an infographic she designed to help teachers, leadership, and parents better understand the wide range of ease as children learn to read. Her website is


Terrie NolandAbout the Moderator

Listen. Learn. Teach. It’s that simple. Terrie Noland uses this philosophy as an innovator and a motivator, and it’s evident as she leads, coaches and mentors thousands of K-12 educators about the science of reading each year. She has a unique perspective on the need to unify all stakeholders around a vision for education to smash the reading divide for the millions of struggling readers. Her daily mission is to add value to educators to help influence transformational changes in school districts across the country by addressing the needs of marginalized students. Terrie seeks to share her expertise and passion to encourage and to illuminate a path towards success and measurable outcomes.

If you looked at Terrie’s resume, you would be confused. Her undergraduate and graduate degree work placed her in the field of criminal justice. However, it was through continuous listening and learning that led her on a journey in education starting out in preschool teaching and administration, then becoming a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) and earning a Ph.D. in literacy and educational leadership from St. John’s University. Terrie is also a John Maxwell certified speaker and coach.

As Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally, Terrie works to ignite enthusiasm and excitement by building champion educators and administrators on creating cultures of literacy and learning.


Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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Thursday, October 21, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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