Webinar Date & Time: Thursday, April 15 | 4:00–5:00 p.m. ET • 1:00–2:00 p.m. PT


More than a year of disruptions to learning has led to an increase in the number of students reading below grade level. In order to accelerate learning recovery, educators need faster and more efficient ways to understand students’ current phonics skills and determine specifically what to teach to get them back on track.

KeyPhonics is just what is needed. Join this webinar for a guided tour of this comprehensive, technology-based phonics assessment that measures the 12 most critical phonics patterns, including 102 foundational phonics skills. Dr. Michelle Hosp, a Scientific Advisor for KeyPhonics, will share: (more…)

Due to disruptions in schooling over the past year, many students will need targeted instruction to get back on track in reading. Assessment will play a key role in informing what educators need to do for the remainder of this year and well into next year to close gaps in reading skills.

Watch this on-demand webinar to get expert advice from Pivot Learning* and Drs. Michelle Hosp and Louisa Moats about:


Learning to decode is an important step in becoming an accurate and automatic reader. In this webinar you will be introduced to an effective decoding method called connected phonation. This instructional method helps emerging readers with the act of blending individual sounds in a word together to pronounce the whole word correctly. The connected phonation method teaches students to pronounce phonemes in words without breaking the speech stream before blending. (more…)

Improving student outcomes depends on the ability to efficiently obtain high-quality data that points directly to instruction. In this on-demand webinar, Drs. Michelle Hosp and Kelly Patrick demonstrate how to quickly gather phonics data at the student, class, and grade levels. This data is essential to inform instruction to help all students become strong readers, especially those with word reading difficulties, including dyslexia. (more…)

It’s critical for secondary educators to have an understanding of how students learn to read and how to scaffold instruction to support adolescents with word reading difficulties so they can be successful in content areas.

In part three of a conversation with Pivot Learning, Linda Diamond — author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook — shares how professional learning for core curriculum teachers as well as interventionists can help improve outcomes for adolescents with word reading difficulties. Included with the video is a list of professional learning courses offered by CORE, a subsidiary of Pivot Learning, that build secondary educators’ knowledge of teaching reading and writing.


The number one motivator for adolescents with word reading difficulties to engage in reading is success. Once a student begins to see that they can learn to read they’ll want to make more and more gains.  So, how do you help students find success quickly?

In part two of a conversation with Pivot Learning, Linda Diamond — author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook — shares strategies she has found to be effective in engaging and motivating adolescents with word reading difficulties.


Announcing a Common Definition and an Initiative to Preserve the Integrity of Reading Science
The term “Science of Reading” has been used more and more over the past several years but with varying meanings and misconceptions. On February 3, 2021 “The Science of Reading: A Defining Movement” – a coalition of educators, policymakers, education advocates, and academics – launched a common definition of the Science of Reading. (more…)

The Reading LeagueFor decades, CORE has advocated the use of instructional practices based on the science of reading, and for the importance of educators to learn the science of reading in order to help all children become strong readers. But what is the science of reading? A team of stakeholders, including CORE’s Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Dale Webster, has been working to develop a shared definition of the science of reading. On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, during The Reading League’s annual Winter Symposium, the team will release the newly created definition, its rationale, and provide calls to action for all stakeholders.

The virtual event will mark the beginning of The Reading League’s “Science of Reading: A Defining Moment” initiative. Throughout the day on February 3, speakers will discuss  various aspects of the science of reading including equitable access to reading instruction, aligning practice to the science of reading, and how to move beyond the reading wars. Dr. Webster will be a panelist during the first session of the Symposium, The Science of Reading, a Defining Moment.

We hope you’ll join us at this historic event!

Science of Reading: A Defining Moment — The Reading League’s Virtual Winter Symposium
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET


MTSS is a data-driven prevention framework that uses screening and progress monitoring assessments to identify and support the individual learning needs of students. But how can MTSS be used specifically to improve learning outcomes in mathematics?

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Adolescents need strong reading skills in order to fully access content-area curricula and prepare for success after high school. Yet 30% of students in upper grades read below basic.

In part one of a conversation with Pivot Learning, Linda Diamond — author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook — shares some of the reasons why reading scores for adolescents have decreased since 2015 and provides recommendations to educators for effective intervention.

Along with the video is a free tip sheet that includes 10 recommendations for intensive intervention that works for older students, four types of intervention that don’t work for older students, and a list of reading intervention curricula that Linda recommends. (more…)