Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS)
Developed by Dr. Louisa Moats
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
Sessions may also be presented on-site by request. A workbook fee may apply.
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
Module 4: The Mighty Word: Building Vocabulary and Oral Language
Module 5: Getting Up to Speed: Developing Fluency
Module 6: Digging for Meaning: Teaching Text Comprehension
Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study, and the Alphabetic Principle
Module 8: Assessment for Prevention and Early Intervention
Module 9: Teaching Beginning Spelling and Writing
Module 10: Reading Big Words: Syllabication and Advanced Decoding
* Module 1 is a pre-requisite for attending any later modules.
Completion of Modules 1-3 is recommended, prior to participation in additional modules.
Later modules do not have to be completed in order.
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