Parent and Educator Workshops

The UURC offers workshops, in partnership with other providers, to provide additional resources to assist parents and educators in helping struggling readers.


Reading Horizons Workshops

This two-day in-person training covers a brief overview of the science of reading and Structured Literacy and the process of implementing the Reading Horizons instructional framework in various settings. Attendees will receive an overview of the phonics skills taught in the program, focusing on the content in the initial chapters, how to implement the program in their classroom with hands-on practice of the instructional design, how to deliver a lesson, and how to use the available resources.

Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of Structured Literacy and how it helps students become skilled readers.
  • Engage in explicit instruction, modeling, and interactive practice of the decoding strategies and skills from the Reading Horizons Discovery® program, focusing on the initial chapters.
  • Learn how to plan and teach a Reading Horizons lesson.
  • Be prepared to teach your first RH lesson.
  • Explore tools to support instruction and differentiation.
  • Experience the importance of games for assessment and developing automaticity.
  • Understand how to use decodable text to support transfer of skills.
  • Use the materials and resources available to support implementation of the program.

To sign up, visit this EventBrite link.


Reading Horizons Home Practice Software

You may contact Marlin Struhs at the UURC (801-265-3951) to obtain a free subscription to Reading Horizons software. This motivating phonics program helps struggling readers increase word recognition and fluency and apply effective, efficient strategies in controlled text. For more information on these excellent at-home resources, go to https://athome.readinghorizons.com/. We thank the folks at Reading Horizon for making this opportunity possible! Availability is limited and assigned on a first-come/first served basis. (Marlin will need your student's first and last name, grade in school, and an email address for a parent.)