Science of Reading Webinar Series

Science of Reading Webinar Series

Welcome to the Science of Reading On-Demand Summit!

You can access all past session recordings below. Check back frequently as we continue to add to the on-demand library.

1

An Overview of the Science of Reading: From Research to Instruction

What does neuroscience tell us about how the brain learns to read? What does educational research tell us about effective reading instruction? Learn how you can put your students on the path to reading success with the science of reading.

2

Phonological Awareness: The Structure of Spoken Language

What is phonological awareness and why is it an essential part of learning to read? Learn how to help your students build these foundational skills.

3

Phonics: Breaking the Reading Code

With phonics, students connect sounds and letters to break the reading code. This session outlines research-based approaches for phonics instruction.

4

Fluency: The Bridge from Word Identification to Reading Comprehension

In this webinar, you’ll discover the key to helping your students read smoothly, automatically, and with expressive fluency. Explore why the development of fluency is essential and how fluent reading significantly enhances overall reading comprehension. 

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Comprehension & Vocabulary: Reading as a Lifelong Tool for Learning

During this session, explore the pivotal role that comprehension plays in transforming reading into a lifelong learning tool. You’ll learn strategies and techniques for equipping your students with the foundational building blocks necessary to foster strong comprehension skills.

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Language Concepts: The Structure of Written Language

Explore the world of written language structure and learn how a robust grasp of language concepts can profoundly support your students on their path to becoming proficient readers. In this session, you’ll discover the pivotal role that understanding language structure plays in enhancing reading skills and fostering literacy development.

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Communication: The Four Domains of Language

Join this webinar to delve into the four language domains—reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Discover effective strategies for building your students’ proficiency in each of these domains and empowering them to become skilled and confident communicators.

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Program Tour: Waterford Reading Academy & The Science of Reading

Join this session for an exclusive tour of the Waterford Reading Academy, a literacy program founded on the science of reading. Explore engaging digital student activities, immersive and inclusive stories embedded within adaptive learning paths, and an extensive array of educator resources and reports.

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Professional Learning: Teaching the Science of Reading

Meet the dedicated Waterford.org Professional Learning team, committed to providing you with the essential strategies and support required to teach Waterford lessons guided by the science of reading. Learn how to effectively integrate these principles into your teaching and maximize the impact of your instruction.

An Overview of the Science of Reading
and How to Implement it in the Classroom

Learn how neuroscience informs our understanding of how children learn to read, and how you can use these findings to teach literacy skills.

neuroscience

Facts Sheet

Check out Waterford’s Science of Reading factsheet to explore what neuroscience tells us about how the brain learns to read.

children using educational software

Program Tour

Take a tour of Waterford Reading Academy and explore how the program incorporates the latest research, foundational principles, and best practices from the science of reading.

teachers preparing lessons

Professional Learning

Watch the on-demand webinar to learn more about Waterford’s Science of Reading professional learning.