Structured literacy demands a high level of teacher preparation and knowledge. This session presents Lawrence Schools approach to preparing teachers and how the school supports student learning through the role of a literacy coach. The literacy coach provides professional development and classroom-based coaching in the implementation of multisensory structured-language instruction. The process of hiring a literacy coach and the role of the coach in the implementation of structured literacy while aligning with current research and best practices are the center of discussion.
MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Assess multisensory language instruction and how it can effectively be taught in a classroom setting.
MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Recognize the nature of dyslexia and related language learning disabilities and the role of multisensory structured language instruction (MSL).
READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Outline the critical components for proficient reading including language development, phonological awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension.
TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine critical issues regarding the involvement of teachers in the implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI).
TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine the conditions under which teachers can learn and apply understandings of language and literacy to more effective instruction of “at risk” students.
Disclosure: Amy Erich and Vanessa Diffenback have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.