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June 24 @ 9:00 am June 25 @ 3:30 pm

The Power of Fluency to Accelerate Learning

A Key to Literacy Success

In this 2-day training, reading fluency will be defined and you will learn how to assess fluency and teach for automaticity and fluency during whole group, small group, and individual teaching opportunities.

June 24-25, 2024
9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Number of Days:
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual
Grade Levels:
Literacy Teaching
  • Classroom Teachers & Interventionists
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
Earn 12 PD hours
$595 (includes the professional text, Prompting Guide Part 1 for Oral Reading and Early Writing)
  • Literacy Collaborative Affiliation Discount available
Course Description & Outcomes
In-Person at Lesley or Virtual
Requirements & Policies


Learn about different dimensions of fluency and how to assess students’ reading for each dimension to support and accelerate learning. You will analyze recordings of students’ reading to identify strengths and areas of need and learn how to teach for fluency across instructional contexts.


  • Fluency at four levels of processing: letter, word, phrase/sentence, and text
  • Six dimensions of fluency
  • Assessing for fluency
  • Teaching for automaticity and fluency (Whole group, small group, and individual)

You will earn 12 professional development hours upon completion of this training.

Heather Rodman, Literacy Trainer Headshot of Heather Rodman

Prior to joining the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative as a Primary Trainer, Heather was a Kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grade classroom teacher in Middletown, CT for 16 years. She was also a Primary Literacy Coordinator for five years where she provided literacy training and coaching to K-5 teachers. In addition, she was a member of the Connecticut Department of Education Common Core State Standards Curriculum Design Team for English Language Arts.



You may choose to attend this training in-person at Lesley University or virtually in real time. Should any of the conditions change and it is determined the training will be offered virtually only, you will be notified as soon as possible. We recommend that you contact us before reserving travel and lodging.

If you choose to attend in-person, the training room will have Lesley University’s HyFlex Classroom Technology to support an engaging learning environment for in-person and virtual participants. If you have questions about in-person or virtual attendance, please email us at

In-person participants are required to follow the Lesley safety protocols.

Required Materials  

  • Prompting Guide Part 1 for Oral Reading and Early Writing 

Please note: 

  • Participants need to audio record 1-3 students reading for 2-3 minutes prior to this training.  

Cancellation Deadline & Refund Policies

If you cancel your registration prior to the first day of training, you will be charged a $50 processing fee. Email if you have a cancellation or substitution request. Regardless of weather conditions, if the event is held but you cannot attend, you will be billed for the full amount. 

Registration Deadline & Shipping Policies

If you register within the week before the first day of this training, you may incur additional fees for expedited shipping. You may experience delays in receiving your materials.

Requirements for Participation

After the training, you will receive a certificate of attendance for your participation. To receive a complete certificate, participation during the specified times is required. Additional work may be assigned to meet the professional development hours.


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