Laying a Path: Reading Accuracy & Comprehension

Laying a Path: Reading Accuracy & Comprehension


Online Educator Training

2019-20 Schedule: February 13th & 21st, 1-4pm EST

2020-21 Schedule: TBA

The week before the class, you will receive a welcome email containing:

  • Zoom Webinar invitation link

  • Multi-page Instructional Plan

Learn how to improve your students’ overall reading skills—proficiency is a necessary ingredient for reading enjoyment!

What are educator training classes?

All language arts studies rely on complex underlying language skills. Success in reading and writing requires explicit teaching strategies that cross these intertwined skill areas.

Our classes dive deeply into each underlying language arts skill area, equipping educators to meet individual student needs. Deep learning strategies are provided and demonstrated, helping educators know how to best teach reading and writing skills at all learning levels. We show you methods that are effective and research-based. All classes include a comprehensive Instructional Plan, which can be used by the educator as their teaching guide going forward.

Laying a Path is a series of master classes for educators, demonstrating how to teach foundational language arts skills for reading and writing growth. These practices support all learners, especially those who struggle. The series is designed to give educators a base of knowledge in each area: Phonics & Spelling, Word Study, Grammar & Mechanics, Supported Writing & Editing, and Reading Accuracy & Comprehension.

In the live class, you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Class recordings will be made available to all participants after the course, viewable for up to 12 months. You must have a Zoom account to participate in our classes. This account is free and easy to set up at

“I am doing the laying a path classes...I feel like [what I learned] will help me build the strong foundations I need to teach my children.” ~Sandra

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What will I learn?

Laying a Path: Reading Accuracy & Comprehension shows educators how to employ reading accuracy and comprehension strategies. You will learn how to teach your students across all reading levels, from early sentences to high school text. We demonstrate multi-sensory strategies to use with your students to deepen their comprehension, increase their fluency, and improve their attention to meaning!  

This class is best taken in conjunction with Laying a Path: Phonics & Spelling for a comprehensive approach to teaching the best reading accuracy strategies. Add Laying a Path: Word Study and Laying a Path: Grammar & Mechanics for an all-encompassing approach to reading comprehension.

“Thank you for changing our life. Having a plan and a program has helped both of us.” ~ Class Participant

How does it help?

Reading accuracy involves more than decoding, and reading comprehension requires all the other language skill areas combined. Successful readers use phonics and spelling skills for strong decoding, word study skills for word recognition and vocabulary knowledge, and grammar knowledge for improved reading fluency and interpretation of content. Deep comprehension grows from the synthesis of all of these skills. Reading accuracy and comprehension are interrelated umbrella skills that require explicit instruction and intentional practice strategies for struggling readers and writers.

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