Phonics for Reading

Phonics for Reading is a research validated program that focuses on decoding, encoding (writing), fluency, and comprehension skills usually mastered in grades K to 3. The program uses explicit, teacher-directed instruction to introduce skills and strategies. Participants will learn the science behind the program as well as how to implement the program.


  1. The Science of Teaching Reading
  2. Program Placement
  3. Preparing to Teach
  4. Monitoring Progress
  5. Program Enhancements
  6. Wrap Up


  • Understand how Phonics for Reading directly connects to the science of teaching reading
  • Use data to identify appropriate use of the program as well as program placement 
  • Understand the why & what of each lesson component
  • Prepare for implementation by engaging in program delivery practice