Pennsylvania LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

PA LETRS Mod 1, 2nd Ed.: The Challenge of Learning to Read

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Session Dates

Monday July 19, 2021 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Webinar
Tuesday July 20, 2021 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Webinar


Module 1 focuses on why learning to read is so difficult for many students, how reading develops, and what is happening when the reading process does not progress as expected. (Focus: All grades)



Module 1 Attendees will better understand:

  • why learning to read is difficult for many students
  • how good readers read
  • the progression of reading development
  • how to recognize tasks that are typical of each component of comprehensive reading instruction
  • that biological, genetic, cognitive, environmental, and instructional causes interact to influence reading development
  • characteristics of dyslexia


Target Audience

Teachers of reading and spelling, including literacy consultants, coaches, reading specialists, special education teachers, regular education teachers, general and special education administrators, and IU TACs are invited to attend.


Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Target Audience

All participants are required to take Module 1 prior to participation in Modules 2 through 12.

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 training. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or " Kapp email)"

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Additional Info

*PLEASE NOTE:* Participants must have completed a LETRS Module 1 training, before registering for any other Modules.

Registrants must purchase the LETRS  workbook for the appropriate module through PaTTAN.  The price for the workbook is $40.65.

This is an interactive training. Microphones and cameras are required to be on throughout the session.

Due to the limited number of registration slots and the time constraints with mailing workbooks, THESE SESSIONS ARE OPEN ONLY TO PA REGISTRANTS.