"I just finished Teaching Every Reader, and I am so thankful my district offered this course! I learned so much about the Science of Reading research, and have already seen the benefits in my kindergarten classroom. I have always had strong phonics instruction in my classroom, but now I feel so much more confident in my teaching reading. I cannot thank you enough!"
-Michelle N., Kindergarten teacher
Does teaching reading feel overwhelming?
Your students are all over the map.
In the same room you have children who are reading above grade level and students who get stuck sounding out words.
You’re passionate about growing engaged, proficient readers, but every year you have a few students who Just. Don't. Get it.
You're starting to ask yourself, “Am I doing this right?”
You've heard about the science of reading, but you wonder if it's all just another fad. Can you trust it?
And if you can trust it, how does it apply to teaching reading in K-2?
You don't want to be dragged into the reading wars. You just want to know the what, why, and how of best practices in teaching reading.
Imagine having the knowledge and tools you need to meet the varied needs of ALL your learners.
What if you could get a solid understanding of the research without spending hours reading dry professional journals?
What if you knew how to pinpoint each student's instructional needs and make a doable plan for moving forward?
What if you could find a solid system for teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary?
What if you could be confident that your students had exactly what they need to grow in fluency and achieve the ultimate goal - strong reading comprehension?
What if you had the resources you need to plan engaging whole-class lessons and efficient, targeted small group instruction?
What you want is within your reach.
You can learn the science of reading without getting another degree.
You can use quick and simple assessments to gauge your students' needs.
You don't need to throw out everything you've ever known or done. (Whew!)
You just need a solid understanding of current research along with practical tools and a simple system to bring it to life in your classroom.
TEACHING EVERY READER
a comprehensive online course from Anna Geiger, M.Ed. & Becky Spence, M.Ed.
With step-by-step training and support, you will ...
Gain a solid understanding of the science of reading and understand its practical application.
Improve your knowledge of phonemes, phonics, syllable types, and other essential understandings about the English language.
Discover simple assessments that will help you pinpoint exactly what your students need to learn next.
Get tried and tested tools for teaching phonemic awareness and phonics, building vocabulary, and improving comprehension.
Learn how to deliver apowerful and engaging whole group reading lesson.
Become a pro at planning and delivering small group lessons that accelerate student learning.
Save hours of time with a huge variety of practical, low-prep activities ... so you can get back your time while doing the very best for your students.
"I want to thank Anna and Becky for the most positive professional development experience I've ever had. Even as a certified teacher, I never felt qualified to teach grades K-2 because early literacy was given very little coverage in my preservice training.
Now I feel not only qualified, but excited to teach those grades. Everything about the course was incredibly well-done: the pacing, the printable note-taking pages, and the wealth of high-quality student printables. I can't think of any way this course could have been better!"
-Hannah M., K-2 teacher
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I have been teaching for many years, but this is the first time that I feel I have a clear understanding of the whole picture and not just one particular aspect of reading.
I feel much more confident, and I can already see improvements in my students' reading!
CAROL Kindergarten teacher
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I absolutely loved this course and have recommended it to our entire district. For the first time ever, I feel confident knowing that I have the tools I need to teach reading well
SARAH 1st Grade Teacher
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Teaching Every Reader is well-organized and very informative. Each module is thorough and delivered in a clear, concise manner.
I’m so glad to have unlimited access to the modules. They will be a great reference in the months and years to come!
ANN Title 1 Paraprofessional
Here's what's you'll get ...
Training videos & transcripts
8 modules of quick, practical video trainings with printable transcripts
Charts and reference sheets
Get everything you need to know in a simple, easy-to-access format
Printable assessment forms
Get printable forms to assess important reading skills
Low-prep student activities
Get dozens of low-prep student printables (many are editable!) and no-print resources
Take a peek at the step-by-step guide waiting for you inside!
Gain a solid understanding of the science of reading
Discover how the brain learns to read.
Learn how two important models of reading influence how we teach.
Understand why we need to rethink three-cueing ... and what we can embrace in its place.
Build a solid foundation of oral language
Learn the important role of oral language in reading development.
Discover specific ways to teach listening and speaking skills.
Learn creative ways to increase opportunities for student talk.
Teach phonological and phonemic awareness
Get tools for teaching rhyming, alliteration, word awareness, syllables,and onsets and rimes.
Grab word lists and activities to teach phoneme isolation, blending, segmenting, and deletion/addition.
Build your toolkit with easy-to-use picture cards, puzzles, file folder games, clip cards and more - in both print and no-print options!
Teach important phonics skills
Get a recommended sequence for teaching phonics skills.
Learn how to teach phonics through blending, word building, and word sorts.
Learn strategies for teaching students to read multi-syllable words.
Download picture cards, puzzles, small group games, and editable student activities - in both print and no-print options.
Learn over a dozen effective ways to build fluency.
Discover why the traditional method of teaching sight words isn't effective ... and what to do instead.
Download editable flash cards, phrases, file folder games, and more.
Teach reading comprehension
Learn how to use interactive read alouds to build comprehension with both novice and fluent readers.
Identify key comprehension strategies that should be taught in K-2.
Learn how to teach comprehension in an explicit, systematic way.
Grab printable teacher prompts, tip sheets, book lists, graphic organizers and more.
Support vocabulary development
Learn how to determine which words to teach.
Discover how to teach new vocabulary through whole class read alouds.
Make a plan for teaching vocabulary in other parts of your day.
Grab book lists, printable bookmarks, puzzles, and worksheets - all designed to build a strong vocabulary in K-2.
Learn how to use what you've learned to plan differentiated small group lessons
Use our tips and sample schedules to design a reading block that allows you to meet the demands of your current program AND differentiate.
Get templates and tools to help you plan and give effective small group lessons.
Discover the best tips for preparing and managing effective literacy centers - that won't burn you out.
Get loads of examples of engaging, low-prep literacy centers that you can use all year long … and that will save you hours of prep time..
YOU'LL ALSO GET THIS BONUS MODULE!
Find the answers to your questions about dyslexia
Learn exactly what dyslexia is.
Discover the signs of dyslexia.
Learn how to get a child tested.
Learn how to use explicit, systematic teaching to teach learners with dyslexia.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS ... Anna Geiger & Becky Spence
Anna Geiger, M.Ed., has classroom experience from first through fifth grade. Eight years ago, Anna began a role of teacher support through her website, The Measured Mom. Each month Anna reaches millions of educators with her hands-on lessons, thoughtful articles, and printable resources. She is also the host of the Triple R Teaching (Reflect, Refine, Recharge) Podcast.
Becky Spence, M.Ed., has taught kindergarten and first grade, served as a private reading tutor for K-5 readers, and is currently homeschooling. She recently earned her add-on grad certification in dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities. Ten years ago, Becky began reaching a wide audience of parents and teachers through her website, This Reading Mama, where she shares curricula, printable resources, creative lessons, and literacy apps.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Questions our most successful students have asked before enrolling
Yes. Email Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll get you set up with an invoice.
When does the course start and finish?
When you sign up, you'll receive immediate access to Module 1. You’ll receive access to 1-2 modules each week until the 4 weeks are complete. A little busy? Don't worry about getting behind! The course is self-paced.
Does my location matter?
Nope! Since the videos are pre-recorded, you can watch them any time of the day or night.
How long will I have access to the course content?
Your membership doesn't expire. In fact, you'll have access to Teaching Every Reader for as long as it's online. Should we ever retire the course, we'll be sure to give you plenty of heads-up so you can download everything you need.
I really don't want to do homework, take quizzes, or write papers. Do I have to?
Nope! Teaching Every Reader isn't like a traditional college course.
Think of it has a vault of lessons that you can access and review any time you want - on your own time.
While the course does include quizzes, they are not required.
I'm not a teacher. Can I still take the course?
Teaching Every Reader is open to everyone who wants to gain a better understanding of how to teach reading well.
Can the no-print resources be used with Seesaw?
Because of the many limitations of the Seesaw platform, the no-print resources were created to be used in Google Slides only.
Is this course a complete curriculum?
Teaching Every Reader is a flexible guide, not a curriculum.
That’s a good thing!
We've designed the templates, cheat sheets, and printables to be used in any K-2 classroom.
I'd like to take this course, but I've already taken another course about teaching reading. Is this just more of the same?
This course is what we wish we had twenty years ago.
It answers every question we had AND provides hundreds of pages of printable student activities - many of them editable.
We've also completely revised the course to reflect the current research.
Teaching Every Reader really is a jackpot of teaching methods and resources.
We believe it’s one of a kind.
Can I get support from the instructors?
Anna and Becky look forward to coaching and supporting you in the Facebook group.
Do I need to have a Facebook account to take the course?
Nope! The Facebook account is so that you may communicate and collaborate with your fellow teachers in the course. It's also the place where your instructors will answer your questions about teaching reading.
But it’s not a requirement for getting incredible value out of Teaching Every Reader.
I'm a busy teacher. Do I have time for this?
If you’d like to complete the course in six weeks, you’ll need 1-3 hours each week to watch the videos and review the material.
But you can take the course at your own pace!
Since you have permanent access, you can log in to complete the course or review the material any time you’d like!
Will I get continuing education credits?
Each student will receive a certificate for 20 hours of continuing education credits upon completing the course.
This certificate can be used for professional development hours if your school, district, or employer accepts them. Please note that we don't actually provide the CEU's; this is usually done through your district office or employer.
Since each state's requirements are different, we ask that you check with your district office prior to your enrollment.
Teaching Every Reader is perfect for you if …
You’re just getting started in your teaching career and want to build a solid foundation right out of the gate.
You’re an experienced teacher ready to learn more about the science of reading, and you’re ready to equip yourself with new strategies and time-saving tips.
You have no problem investing a few hours a week as long as you know that every bit of energy you invest is one step closer to reaching every reader in your classroom.
In fact, you’re ALREADY investing time and energy trying to reach every reader. The only problem is, you lack a streamlined system for fitting it all together and making all your efforts worthwhile.
You’re ready to kick overwhelm to the curb, because you know that solid, effective instruction is within your grasp.
You feel confident grabbing your access details knowing you have 10 days to decide if Teaching Every Reader is right for you.