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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Just Words Introductory Workshop

Description

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.

Prerequisite

None

Duration

Two consecutive days (10 hours)

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Just Words Screening and Placement Workshop

Description

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).

Prerequisite

None

Duration

Half day (3 hours)

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