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PBIDA Summer Book Study – Equipped for Reading Success

June 30, 2021 - July 21, 2021

The Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (PBIDA), in collaboration with RMU Peirce Center and Provident Charter School, presents a summer book study on Dr. David Kilpatrick’s Equipped for Reading Success: A Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Program for Developing Phonemic Awareness and Fluent Word Recognition.

Equipped for Reading Success summarizes current research on how children learn to read. Research has shown that phoneme awareness is important for developing phonic decoding skills and for remembering the words we read instantly. We’ll study the first half of the manual, which presents scientific research in an easy-to-understand manner. Then, we’ll practice using the complete phonemic awareness training program, word recognition strategies, and multiple assessments for progress monitoring contained in the second half of the manual.

Join us virtually for four 1½-hour sessions on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM on the following dates: June 30, July 7, July 14 & July 21, 2021. 

Participants will:

  • Understand the importance of phonemic awareness in learning to read well.

  • Define orthographic mapping and how it accelerates proficient reading.

  • Describe ways to build phonemic awareness skills in students.

  • Explore strategies presented in the book and how they can be utilized in a variety of settings.

  • Administer the PAST assessment to a student and analyze the results.

CEUs Available: Completing all 4 sessions and the survey questions for each session, earns 6 hours of Act 48 for teachers and the option of 6 CEU credits for tutors certified through ALTA, CERI, or IMSLEC accredited training.

Member price: $25

Non-Member price:$35

Student price: $20 

You will need a copy of the book. You can purchase the book on the website for a discounted price of $50.



June 30, 2021
July 21, 2021