Training time requirement: The training will be completed in four days July 13-16 8:00-4:00pm. To maintain the integrity of the LETRS training participants are asked to commit to attend all four days of the training.
Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Modules 1-3 Training:
Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read
Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Phoneme Awareness
Module 3: Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works
LETRS is a professional development program that provides teachers with an understanding of:
how students learn to read and write
the reasons why some students fail to learn to read, spell or write
the instructional strategies best supported by research
Beyond the routines and lesson plans of their adopted reading programs, it's important that educators understand the language structures they're teaching, how students learn to read and write, and the reasons that some children fail to learn. This information and the best instructional strategies are embodied in 12, stand-alone sequential modules. Each component of reading instruction - phonemic awareness, phonics and word study, oral language, vocabulary, reading fluency, comprehension, assessment, and writing - is addressed. Through LETRS, teachers and reading coaches will gain a deeper understanding of language structure and how to help students who struggle with reading. Developed by Louisa Moats
Material requirement: LETRS (Second Edition) Modules 1-3 Set
Set consists of Modules 1 - 3:
- Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read
- Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Phoneme Awareness
- Module 3: Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works
While the training is provided at no cost, the material cost is $77.95 for the LETRS (Second Edition) Modules 1-3 Set . Please order a set for each participant at
and have each participant bring the set of books with them to each training date. It takes about a week or more to receive the books once they have been ordered.The Oklahoma State Department of Education is paying for a National LETRS trainer to provide the training.
This training will qualify a teacher to teach Summer Reading Academy.
By participating in this professional development, you will be asked to take a pre and post test so the OSDE literacy team may track the growth in teacher knowledge gained from the training.
If you have questions about the LETRS content, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-522-4499.
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