Pennsylvania-LETRS Certified Train-the-Trainer Modules

PA LETRS Train-the-Trainer Certification Modules 7-9, 2nd Edition - Level 2

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Session Dates

Tuesday November 27, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday November 28, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday November 29, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday November 30, 2018 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

This training for consultants with reading expertise will serve to instruct and certify them in the LETRS program, specifically for Modules 7-9, 2nd edition.

Participants will be trained in the following skills: Direct, explicit, systematic instruction; providing corrective feedback; providing guided practice; assessment that informs instruction and intervention; using a cycle of inquiry to increase student skills taught in LETRS Modules 7 -9, level 1 training sessions.


Participants will be able to:

Module 7 Objectives:

  • Compare/contrast phonics for reading and phonics for spelling, and explain the basic routines of a systematic, explicit phonics lesson
  • Explain the advantages of core reading program based on scientific research
  • Describe techniques for teaching phoneme-grapheme association
  • Identify types of controlled texts for beginners and their appropriate uses

Module 8 Objectives:

  • Distinguish screening and progress monitoring assessments from diagnostic and outcome assessment.
  • Understand the rationale for early screening with fluency-based measures and how to use a developmental spelling inventory
  • List the four types of assessments, their purposes and application to data-informed decision making

Module 9 Objectives:

  • List the three phases of the writing process and analyze student writing samples to provide corrective feedback and plan related instruction
  • Use screening and progress monitoring as a basis for instructional decision making
  • Interpret screening data for the purpose of making instructional decisions
  • Identify spelling errors, writing samples, and other informal assessments in the context of case study analysis

Target Audience

Consultants with reading expertise to be trained to be trainers in the LETRS program.

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 individualĀ“s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Literacy

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Carol Tolman, Ed. D.

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp