The La Paz airport stocks stretchers and oxygen for people who collapse in the thin Andean air. Visitors to Machu Picchu are told to work out in advance or take an overland route. Aspiring mountain climbers spend months hiking up gradually steeper slopes.

Why then do we expect students to do “deep reading” before they know how to read? There are reading programs that suggest students use context clues to “guess” at unknown words. That is like starting to climb a mountain from the top. You have to be a pretty good reader to do that. Otherwise you collapse in fear and confusion.

Common sense and the research of Sharon Vaughn confirm that the most reliable predictor in kindergarten for future reading proficiency is phonological awareness. The best predictor of good reading in grades 1-4 is the ability to read the words.

Fortunately, both these skills can be taught, and Everyone Reading can help you do that. The best thing about all our workshops is that they are self-contained. They are not Part 1 of anything. You will learn techniques and get materials that will enable you to start teaching those basic skills the very next day.

During July, we practice what we preach with our Catching Up and Getting Ahead program for rising fourth graders who are still struggling with reading.

Catching Up and Getting Ahead will again take place at the  Museum of the City of New York, from July 8 through July 26, 2019, Monday through Friday, from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. There will be a pre-testing/grouping day on June 27th.   Each afternoon combines 90 minutes of small group tutoring in phonics and other foundational skills and 90 minutes of hands-on museum education activities related to New York City history and geography.  The premise of the program is that students will catch up in reading and get ahead in the fourth grade social studies curriculum for September.

Participants must be rising fourth graders, born in 2010, who are still struggling with basic reading skills.  CATCHING UP AND GETTING AHEAD IS FREE, BUT WE PROVIDE NO TRANSPORTATION OR REFRESHMENTS.  The instruction is intense and produces excellent results.  Good attendance is paramount.  Students who are late and/or absent will be dismissed from the program.

The first step is filling out the attached application and returning it to Laura Guerrero, She will set up a brief screening appointment to see if your child will benefit from the program.

For adults who want to teach basic skills, we have:

Institute for Multi-Sensory Education – Orton-Gillingham Training   WHEN: Comprehensive – July 8-12 OR August 5-9,2019
TIME: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (30 Hours)

WHERE: Everyone Reading – 11 Broadway- Ste 868, NY, NY 10004

These institutes provide participants with an in-depth understanding of IMSE’s Orton-Gillingham methodology over the course of 30 hours. This course is a more traditional OG approach that focuses primarily on phonological awareness and phonics (along with encoding/decoding). Participants will also discuss how to teach fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension using the OG philosophy of multi-sensory, sequential, direct instruction.   

Tell Me about It: Oral Language Development through Phonological Awareness, Visual Literacy and Storytelling 

WHEN: April 24 and 25, 2019 TIME: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (12 CTLE Hours; 1 NYCDOE P Credit*)
WHERE: The National Museum of the American Indian –
1 Bowling Green, NY, NY 10004
TUITION: $100*

Participants will learn the importance of oral language to foster vocabulary development, receptive and productive language, correct articulation, knowledge acquisition, auditory memory, and social skills. Participants will learn simple and more complex oral language activities, such as tongue twisters, nursery rhymes, dramatization, active listening and participating in stories read aloud. They will also become familiar with the powerful oral language traditions of American Indian cultures with strong visual and oral storytelling traditions.*The price is $100 to Everyone Reading and $45 to the New York City Department of Education through the ASPDP website. All participants will receive 12 CTLE hours. Those registered with ASPDP will also receive one P-Credit towards a salary differential. 

Kendore Learning – Multisensory Strategies for the Classroom WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019  TIME: 9am-4pm
(6.5 NYSED CTLE hours)
WHERE:  Everyone Reading, Inc.,
                     11 Broadway – Ste 868, NY, NY 10004

In this lively one-day workshop, Kendore Learning will provide practical ideas, multisensory games, and activities to make instruction efficient and effective. You will learn unforgettable visual, auditory, and kinesthetic strategies you can put into place immediately to meet each child where they are and bring instruction to life. Kendore Learning’s multisensory strategies and games can easily be layered onto your existing teaching platform to make learning memorable and efficient for your students.

SRSD (Self-Regulated Strategy Development)
Two-Day Workshop

Power Routines for Writing Instruction that Work for ALL Students!

WHEN: May 15 and 16, 2019 
TIME: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (12 NYSED CTLE Hours)
TUITION: $495 (including materials)

WHERE: Everyone Reading, Inc.,
11 Broadway – Ste 868, NY, NY 10004
INSTRUCTORS: Pooja Patel and Amanda Rhea

Make writing your students favorite time of day! Learn latest, cutting-edge, evidence-based practices known to help all writers, particularly those who struggle. Discover how key elements of Self-Regulated Strategy Development, along with the wider research on how to effectively teach all aspects of writing, can enable every student to succeed in expressing ideas and then to seamlessly transfer it to other settings. Equip your writers with a powerful tool kit, clear strategies, and the self-regulation that strong writers possess. While lessons and full unit plans are available, this is not a separate program but a pedagogy meant to be combined with however you already teach writing.

S.P.I.R.E One-Day Training
WHEN: May 28 OR May 30, 2019
TIME: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Includes the S.P.I.R.E.® Workshop Training Manual, one each of the following S.P.I.R.E.® 3rd edition: Level 1 Reader, Workbook, Teacher’s Guide, Blackline Masters, Phonogram cards and related ancillary materials.

WHERE: Everyone Reading, Inc.,
11 Broadway – Ste 868, NY, NY 10004
INSTRUCTOR: JoAnn Lense   

Attend this hands-on, one-day S.P.I.R.E. workshop to learn about language-based learning disabilities and dyslexia, and the explicit, systematic instruction needed to develop skilled readers. S.P.I.R.E., along with its digital version iSPIRE, is an Orton-Gillingham based reading intervention program designed to help students build reading success through an intensive, structured, and spiraling curriculum.

Sounds Sensible

WHEN: May 29, 2019 TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(5 NYSED hours)
TUITION: $269, includes the complete Sounds Sensible kit.
WHERE: Everyone Reading, Inc.,
11 Broadway – Ste 868, NY, NY 10004


Some students struggle with phonics, because their phonological awareness skills are poor. Sounds Sensible will help teachers train their students to hear and say sounds clearly and distinctly, to manipulate them in interesting ways, and eventually to assign letters to them.

All Everyone Reading events are approved for
New York State Education Department CTLE
(Continuing Teacher and Leader Education) hours.

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