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Reading by Design Professional Learning



Dyslexia Intervention Fundamentals with Reading by Design®

Learn the fundamentals of dyslexia intervention through a review of Texas dyslexia laws and current research, as well as best practices in dyslexia instruction. Delve into evidence-based components of instruction and explore continuums for developing reading ability in students with dyslexia. Learn how to deliver daily intervention utilizing Reading by Design®, a systematic, explicit, and intensive reading program. Participants will receive the entire Reading by Design® program with supplemental resources necessary for small-group instruction. 


Upcoming start dates for these 5-Day Training Session are as follows. Register by clicking on the date links below:



Reading by Design® Bridge Training
This two-day training is for interventionists who are certified in other dyslexia intervention programs and would like to learn the Reading by Design program. Participants will review best practices in dyslexia intervention as they bridge this knowledge to the Reading by Design program.  New session titles to be released soon.




Getting Ready for Reading by Design®—Introduction to Volume 0

This class is part of a series of Reading by Design® intervention trainings. This course will introduce participants to Volume 0- Getting Ready for Reading by Design®, a volume of 20 lessons designed for students who need extra support with foundational skills. This material is designed to support foundational literacy before beginning a program like Reading by Design®.  Lesson components include phonological awareness, alphabet, fine motor, oral language, and components of language.  Participants will receive as part of this training Volume 0, an alphabet deck, a feelings poster, and a set of vocabulary picture cards. 


Upcoming dates for the virtual Zoom sessions are listed below. Register by clicking on the date links:


Reading by Design®—Delving Deeper Workshop Series

These trainings are part of a series of supplemental trainings for participants who have completed Reading by Design® training and wish to delve deeper into the specific components of the program. Participants must have completed Dyslexia Intervention Fundamentals with Reading by Design® OR Reading by Design® Bridge prior to attending this training.


Polishing Our Practice
refresher. Participants will review lesson components while reflecting on current intervention practices. Delivery method fundamentals associated with each component will be reviewed with time-saving tips and management techniques woven throughout the session.


Components of Language
This course will delve deeper into the Components of Language part of the lesson cycle.  Additional scaffolds and multisensory techniques will be shared. 
Foundations of Written Composition
Explore the stages of typical writing development, as well as understand phrases, dependent clauses, independent clauses, and the construction of sentences.  Additional scaffolds and multisensory techniques will be shared



Explore Greek and Latin roots, affixes, and how these morphemes are identified to assist with reading, spelling, and vocabulary acquisition.  Participants are encouraged to bring Reading by Design® Volume 5 to the training. 


Spelling and Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping

Revisit the SOS procedure, spelling rules, and use of the Linking Spelling to Reading Dictionary, and go deeper with phoneme-grapheme mapping. Additional scaffolds and multisensory techniques will be shared.


Explore manuscript and cursive handwriting, the WOW procedure, and how handwriting should be taught within the program.

Phonological Awareness

Participants will review what Phonological Awareness is and why it is important.  The continuum of PA skills will be explored, as well as how the skills are taught in Reading by Design.  Additional scaffolds and multisensory techniques will be shared.

Advanced Decoding and Syllable Division
Revisit the six syllable types, the steps to word division, and coding concepts. Additional scaffolds and multisensory techniques will be shared.
Successful Implementation in the Secondary Classroom
Explore making adjustments to the program based upon the age and interest levels of the secondary student.
Instructional Decision Making
Participants will explore how to meet individual student needs using data results. Considerations for twice-exceptional and emergent bilingual students will be explored followed by case studies.



Adapting Reading by Design for Specially Designed Instruction

Special education teachers will learn how to adapt content, methodology, and delivery of instruction (specially designed instruction) of Reading by Design: An Individualized Literacy Intervention. Teachers will learn how to adapt this program for students identified through IDEA as having the reading disability of dyslexia.




Reading by Design® Administrator Training (Virtual On-Demand Session)
This training is for administrators who will be observing and evaluating teachers using the
Reading by Design® dyslexia intervention. A brief overview of the program will be shared, as well as an observation document and the opportunity to view a model lesson. Learn more about this session and register here.



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