Just Words Workshop Descriptions
Wilson Language Training® supports educators with the goal of achieving program fidelity and increasing student success. The following courses provide practical application of reading research and will prepare teachers to teach Just Words® in an intervention setting in grades 4-12 and adult education programs.
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This 10-hour workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Wilson Just Words curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Understand the research base supporting the why and how of Just Words instruction.
- Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that incorporates review, repetition, feedback, and multisensory instruction to engage multiple modes of learning.
- Identify the skills taught in Just Words: word study (phonemic awareness, six basic syllable types in English, spelling rules, common Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes), vocabulary study, and high frequency words.
- Properly identify and group students.
- Use the Instructor Manual’s Unit structure and materials, prepare a daily learning plan, and practice lesson activity procedures.
- Administer Progress Checks at the beginning of each Unit and Unit Tests at the end in order to assess students’ progress.
Two consecutive days (10 hours)
This half-day workshop reviews the process for student screening, identification, and placement in a Just Words class. Provides practice with the Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency-2® (TOSWRF) and the Word Identification and Spelling Test® (WIST).
Half day (3 hours)