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GRLR's  Public Training empowers educators and parents to provide life-changing literacy instruction.  

Being well-trained is the first step in teaching every child to read. To get started, attend a two-day training led by Colleen Somich (B.A., M.Ed., Sue Lehmann Award finalist 2009, former: teacher, school leader, and New York University Adjunct Instructor; Ruth Miskin Training Certified Consultant; Get Reading, Love Reading LLC Founder). Cultivating trust and teamwork, Colleen will show you how to get every child reading and love reading using Read Write Inc. Phonics. 


This approach has evolved from the science of reading and techniques gained from supporting thousands of schools around the globe.  It is grounded in the power of systematic synthetic phonics, joy, and teaching a comprehensive, research-based literacy program. 


GRLR alchemizes the science and art of reading into a common purpose—transforming early literacy instruction and helping children reach their full potential.

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systematic synthetic phonics, research-based literacy program

Day 1

On day 1 you'll learn how to:

  • Play phonemic awareness games

  • Teach daily phonics lessons called Speed Sound Lessons, which include phonics, decoding, encoding, and handwriting

  • Use picture mnemonics to teach children to read and write 30 sounds in two months

  • Teach blending for reading and segmenting for spelling

  • Personalize tutoring for any child

  • Increase the speed of children’s word reading

  • Embed comprehension from the very beginning of teaching reading

  • Organize homogeneous groups according to their ‘reading stage, not their age’

  • Make learning to read focused and fun.

Day 2

On day 2 you'll learn how to:

  • Teach storybooks matched to the sounds children know, developing accuracy, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and confidence

  • Use the unique ‘three reads’ approach to ensure children love the story and can read it proudly with expression at home

  • Infuse speaking, listening, and oral language development into every lesson

  • Provide the tools for your children to become confident writers: by the end of first grade children can write at length using ambitious vocabulary and accurate spelling

  • Support struggling readers and writers straight away with personalized tutoring

  • Embed consistent management strategies that speed up progress and ensure 100% participation

  • Inspire joy and offer equitable instruction in every literacy lesson.

The Details

Upcoming Training Dates:
Time & Location:

Thursday, August 15 & Friday, August 16, 2024

10.30am – 4.45pm EST via Zoom

$375 Member School discount

$525 Early Bird discount when booked at least one month in advance

$575 Regular Price 

*Cost includes training materials. Resources for implementation are sold separately from IB Source.

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Who Should Attend 

School and district leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, tutors, and parents seeking fun, research-based ways to teach reading and writing effectively, efficiently, and enthusiastically are encouraged to attend. Pre-K/ K teachers looking for a child-friendly approach to starting reading instruction at age 4 or 5, 1st-2nd grade teachers, and intervention teachers supporting older and/ or ELL students will all greatly benefit from this two-day training.

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