National Charter School Conference

Welcome to all National Charter School Conference participants!

Wilson Language Training welcomes you to this year’s virtual conference. In addition to exploring our structured literacy programs and professional learning offerings, please take a look at these selected resources that we’d like to share with you in support of the literacy instruction you provide in your schools each day.

Teaching Total Word Structure: Systematic, Explicit, and Integrated Instruction in Phonology, Morphology, and Orthography

Systematic instruction in total word structure is necessary for word-level mastery—both for decoding and spelling. Instruction should include three integrated areas of study: phonology, morphology, and orthography. This white paper on Teaching Total Word Structure: Systematic, Explicit, and Integrated Instruction in Phonology, Morphology, and Orthography introduces the three areas of study and briefly explains what it means to integrate them into instruction.

Foundations of Reading Acquisition

Cognitive skills and classroom environment factors impact reading development, especially for individuals with dyslexia. Barbara Wilson explains the role of these in reading acquisition, the basic principles of structured literacy, and the importance of early screening and comprehensive evaluation in her presentation, “Foundations of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia: Implications for Early Intervention,” given at The Dyslexia Foundation’s 2018 conference.

Implementation Science: Key to Success

While the science of reading has emerged as a hot topic, another science of equal importance directly influences the success of lasting change in reading instruction within schools and districts: implementation science. Wilson Language Training® (WLT) integrates the tenets and methodologies of implementation science to guide the introduction of literacy instruction and interventions in a manner that allows schools, districts, and their students to realize the benefits and sustain them over time. Learn about implementation science and its application to reading instruction in the follow resources: