Wilson Language Training Overview (Apr)
Presented by Ellen Engstrom, M.A., Groves Academy Director of Teacher Training
This workshop will cover the three Wilson Language Training programs that are offered at Groves Academy.
This workshop will cover the three Wilson Language Training programs that are offered at Groves Academy. The Wilson Reading System (WRS) is a highly structured reading and spelling program that directly teaches the structure of language to students who have struggled to learn with other teaching strategies. The WRS is based on Orton-Gillingham principles of multisensory language instruction and is widely used in public and private schools, clinics, adult education and literacy programs nationwide.
Wilson Fundations for grades K-3 is a phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for general education classrooms. The Fundations program is based on WRS principles and serves as a prevention program to reduce reading and spelling failure in emerging readers.
Wilson Just Words is a sophisticated study of word structure that is appropriate for students in grades 4-12 and adults. It provides direct and explicit teaching of "how English works" for both decoding and spelling authenticity. Just Words is designed to be taught in a classroom and is highly effective for students who have gaps in their reading and encoding skills and are performing below grade level. This workshop will give an overview of these three programs and how they support literacy growth for all students.