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June 12 @ 10:00 am June 13 @ 3:30 pm

Teaching Strong Phonics and Word Study Skills Through Joyful, Shared Reading 

Engage all learners daily with shared reading in grades K-3.

In this 2-day training, learn how to teach explicit, systematic phonemic awareness, phonics skills and word study skills using whole group or small group shared reading.

Register to participate in-person at Lesley University or virtually!

June 12-13, 2024
10:00 – 3:30pm (EST)
Number of Days:
 In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual
Grade Levels:
Literacy Teaching
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Interventionists & Specialists
Earn 11 PD Hours
  • $595 + cost of the required Literacy Continuum text
  • $685 (includes The Literacy Continuum)
  • Literacy Collaborative Affiliation Discount available
Course Description & Outcomes
In-Person at Lesley or Virtual
Requirements & Policies

Learn how to teach explicit, systematic phonemic awareness, phonics and word study skills using whole group or small group shared reading. Engage all learners in successful daily reading of delightful stories, poems, songs or nonfiction texts and provide efficient, effective teaching of phonics and word study skills to develop fluent readers.

Topics include: 

  • The structure of shared reading across multiple days 
  • Selecting and analyzing age appropriate, grade-appropriate texts for shared reading 
  • Phonemic awareness in shared reading 
  • Supporting phonics skills during the shared reading lesson 
  • Expanding vocabulary during shared reading 
  • Fluency instruction during shared reading  
  • Developing early literacy concepts for emergent readers 
  • A variety of ways for children to reread texts 

You are required to have your own copy of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum. Please visit the Requirements & Policies tab for details about this required text. 

You will earn 11 professional development hours in this training. 

Linda Murphy, Associate Director, Literacy Programs Linda Murphy Headshot

Linda has worked in school districts in New York in a variety of roles and settings. Prior to her joining the center at Lesley University, Linda held positions as a principal of an intermediate school, a Director of English Language Arts, Social Studies and Reading, a district trainer for Literacy Collaborative Intermediate, a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader and a classroom teacher. Linda holds licenses in Elementary Education and School District Administration.


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

You must have individual access to either one of these texts and be able to use it on your own during the two days of professional development.

• Fountas, I.C. & Pinnell, G.S. (2022). The Fountas & Pinnell literacy continuum: A tool for assessment,
planning, and teaching, grades prek-8, second edition. Heinemann.
• Fountas, I.C. & Pinnell, G.S. (2016). The Fountas & Pinnell literacy continuum: A tool for assessment,
planning, and teaching, grades prek-8, expanded edition. Heinemann.

Don’t have this book yet? You will have the option to purchase the book (Second Edition) when you
register for this training. If you choose to purchase the book on your own, click here. Email us
at if you have questions.

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 the 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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