2022 PaTTAN Literacy Symposium

61. Reading Ready: A Simple, Free, and Effective Emergent Word Reading Approach

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Session Dates

Thursday June 16, 2022 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Webinar

Dr. Miles will present on her explicit and systematic word reading curriculum for emergent readers. This research-based and easy to administer program is free and has been used in NYC Dept. of Education as a Covid-19 response intervention. The intervention sessions involve multi-modal phonemic awareness, letter knowledge, word analysis, and decodable sentence reading activities. Since summer 2021, her team has trained over 100 NYC DOE staff and over 230 preservice teachers to conduct the 20 minute sessions 3-5x a week with mostly first grade striving readers. Another group of DOE staff and preservice teachers will be trained this coming summer. Preliminary results show student growth in phoneme blending and nonword reading skills. An accompanying manual for caregivers and plans to train caregivers/community members will also be discussed. (k-2)

Target Audience

Elementary Educators, Secondary Educators, Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Practitioners, School Leaders/Administrators, Reading Specialists, Teachers of English Language Learners, Literacy Coaches, Instructional Support Team Members, School Psychologists, Pre-Service Teachers, Higher Education Instructors, Paraprofessionals, and Families

Topics Covered: Literacy

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or kkapp@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Katharine Pace Miles

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Pam Kastner

Additional Info

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