WRS Advanced Word Study: Online Course (Steps 7-12)

This online course provides instruction in advanced concepts of decoding and spelling to effectively use multisensory techniques to teach more complicated rules of the English language. The Advanced Word Study course is aligned with the skill-building sequence of Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Steps 7-12, including spelling option procedures, additional suffixes, contractions, and the following syllable types: r-controlled, vowel digraph/diphthong.
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Registration Process

Individuals interested in registering for this professional learning offering, should print and submit a completed Registration Form to Wilson Customer Support. We recommend that you review the course information below and contact us if you have any questions.

Schools and districts interested in exploring the option of including WRS Level II Certification for their teachers as part of a COMPASS Plan, are encouraged to contact us to start the discussion.

Prerequisites

Duration

  • 55 hours of online coursework
  • Must be completed within 15 months

Requirements

  • Complete all online course modules, including videos, activities, and assigned required reading.
  • Complete each of the six assessments (Step 7, Step 8, Step 9, Step 10, Step 11, and Step 12) with a grade of 80% or higher.
  • Respond to at least 6 threaded discussion topics. Participation in online chats is also encouraged.

Upon Completion

Participants will understand course methodology and demonstrate understanding of advanced language structure when instructing individual students using the Wilson Reading System in Steps 7-12.

Graduate Credit

Three graduate credits (optional) are available through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA, upon completion of course requirements. Please see Process for Graduate Credit for details.