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Virtual WRS Introductory Course (Instructor-Led)

May 15 - May 17


IDA Arizona is Proudly Co-sponsoring this Workshop!

Virtual Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course (Instructor-Led)


This course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. Over three consecutive days (16.5 hours), this course examines how WRS addresses the teaching of phonemic awareness, word identification, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through an integrated study of phonology, morphology, and orthography with students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits. Participants learn about reading research, dyslexia, appropriate student identification and placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, and creating a successful learning environment. Principles of language structure and how to teach language with direct, multisensory methods are demonstrated and practiced during the course. Participants explore the standard 10-part Wilson Lesson Plan and practice planning and delivering a lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer during the course.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define dyslexia and describe common characteristics.
  • Explain the process of identifying appropriate students and placing them in the Wilson Reading System.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential and cumulative, engaging multiple learning modalities with multisensory techniques, repetition, and feedback.
  • Create an optimal learning environment, prepare a lesson plan, and practice techniques.
  • Understand the key components of instruction and presentation of lessons in three blocks:
    • Block 1 – Word Study/Foundational Reading Skills: Lesson Plan Parts 1-5
      • Phonemic Awareness, Decoding, Vocabulary, High Frequency Word Reading, Single-Word Accuracy/Automaticity, Phrasing/Prosody, Fluency and Comprehension at the Sentence Level
    • Block 2 – Spelling/Foundational Writing Skills: Lesson Plan Parts 6-8
      • Phoneme Segmentation, Encoding (Spelling), English Spelling Rules, High Frequency Word Spelling, Vocabulary, Concept Mark Up, Sentence-Level Punctuation and Proofreading
    • Block 3 – Fluency/Comprehension: Lesson Plan Parts 9-10
      • Vocabulary, Listening/Silent and Oral Reading Fluency and Comprehension, Narrative and Informational Text

Participants may enroll in the WRS Level I Certification Training or the online course WRS Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader (Steps 1-6) within five years of completing a WRS Introductory Course.



3 consecutive days (16.5 hours)
One graduate credit (optional) is available through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA upon completion of course requirements. Please see Process for Graduate Credit for details.

Learn more about the Wilson Reading System® at https://www.wilsonlanguage.com/programs/wilson-reading-system/

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About Wilson’s Virtual Instructor-Led Workshops 
Wilson’s virtual professional learning offerings are taught by expert instructors who help teachers understand the foundation of the science of reading in which all Wilson’s Structured Literacy programs are grounded. These workshops offer the high-quality experience that teachers expect from Wilson. Remote workshops offer enhanced features that promote interactive learning, including breakout sessions and other elements to address adult learning principles.
Workshop participants also gain access to the corresponding program’s online learning community in Wilson Academy®, where they can view video demonstrations, expert tips, and other resources throughout the year.
Registration Information 
  • Registration with payment is required before the event and is processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Tuition includes access to training handouts.
  • A confirmation email will be sent with event details.
  • This training will NOT be recorded. The registrant must attend the live video conference event and then finish a course assessment within a month to be credited with successful completion.
  • Tuition is fully refundable with notification up to three days prior to the event date. Cancellation within three days prior to the event will result in credit toward future professional learning to be used within 12 months.
Wilson will make every effort to conduct professional learning events on the dates and at the locations advertised; however, they are subject to change without prior notice. Wilson reserves the right to change or cancel a professional learning event due to low enrollment or factors beyond our control. We will attempt to notify registrants to limit customer inconvenience, but we are not liable for any expenses incurred.

If you have questions, please contact Customer Support at 800-899-8454 or email info@wilsonlanguage.com.


May 15
May 17


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