Upcoming Webinars…

A Clear View of Reading – The Big 5 Series

Parents and teachers can work as a team this school year to ensure reading readiness. Through a series of insightful 30-minute webinars, literacy experts will define the five basic components of reading and offer suggestions and resources for parents and teachers to support reading proficiency in all learners. Each webinar will focus on one of “The Big 5” essential components of reading development.

1) Phonemic and Phonological Awareness

Our first webinar will focus on phonemic and phonological awareness and explore how students learn to isolate and manipulate different sounds.  We will provide fun multi-sensory activities and resources that parents and teachers can use to help their readers develop these foundational skills. Our guest speaker, Kathleen Law, brings 13 years of experience as a first-grade teacher.  She has an M.A. in Education and is a certified Orton-Gillingham (OG) instructor through the Institute of Multisensory Education (IMSE).  Kathleen will be joined by our co-host, Janet Pedrazzi, a Kindergarten teacher with more than 20 years of experience grounded in the science of reading, an M.S in Elementary Education and Reading, a current doctoral student in Educational Leadership and the Director of Academic Content for Lexplore, Inc.

Sep 29, 2020 – 4:00 PM PST

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2) Building Phonics and Decoding Skills

The second webinar will focus on developing strong foundational skills in phonics and decodingWe will explore how a systematic and multisensory approach to phonics instruction can reach all learners. We will demonstrate how to help students connect sounds to symbols and recognize spelling patterns while providing valuable resources to support.  Our guest speaker, Lauren Gibbs, has an M.S. in Education with a Certificate in Teaching Reading, Multiple Subject Credential and has taught in multiple grade levels in a variety of learning scenarios – virtual, homeschool and the traditional classroom.  Her unique experience as a reading intervention specialist and pursuing a certificate in trauma healing, brings compassion to young learners and those struggling to read in higher grade levels.   Lauren will be joined by our co-host, Janet Pedrazzi, a Kindergarten teacher with more than 20 years of experience grounded in the science of reading, an M.S in Elementary Education and Reading, a current doctoral student in Educational Leadership and the Director of Academic Content for Lexplore, Inc.

Sep 30, 2020 – 4:00 PM PST

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3) Building Fluency Skills

The third webinar will focus on fluency and explore how you can help students read quickly, smoothly, and naturally, to enhance reading comprehension and foster the love of reading in all readers.  Our guest speaker, Lauren Gibbs, has an M.S. in Education with a Certificate in Teaching Reading, Multiple Subject Credential and has taught in multiple grade levels and a variety of learning scenarios – homeschool, virtual and the traditional classroom.  Her unique experience as a reading intervention specialist and pursuing a certificate in trauma healing, brings compassion to young learners and those struggling to read in higher grade levels.   Lauren will be joined by our co-host, Janet Pedrazzi, a Kindergarten teacher with more than 20 years of experience grounded in the science of reading, an M.S in Elementary Education and Reading, a current doctoral student in Educational Leadership and the Director of Academic Content for Lexplore, Inc.

Oct 1, 2020 – 4:00 PM PST

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4)  Comprehension

The fourth webinar will focus on comprehension and explore how you can help students develop good reading habits to think more deeply about the meaning of a text. We will demonstrate how to explicitly teach several comprehension processes while providing valuable resources to support reading comprehension for all learners. The webinar will be presented by Janet Pedrazzi, a Kindergarten teacher with more than 20 years of experience grounded in the science of reading, an M.S in Elementary Education and Reading, a current doctoral student in Educational Leadership and the Director of Academic Content for Lexplore, Inc.

Oct 5, 2020 – 4:00 PM PST

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5) Vocabulary

The fifth webinar will explore strategies on how to increase vocabulary acquisition to develop reading comprehension and communication skills for all readers. In addition, there will be a focus on diving deeply into understanding the meaning of critical vocabulary words and how they play a role in academic success while and demonstrating meaningful activities and providing free resources. The webinar will be presented by Janet Pedrazzi, a Kindergarten teacher with more than 20 years of experience grounded in the science of reading, an M.S in Elementary Education and Reading, a current doctoral student in Educational Leadership and the Director of Academic Content for Lexplore, Inc.

Oct 6, 2020 – 4:00 PM PST

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