From Phonics to Fluency

Developing Reading Proficiency

November 16, 2017 / San Antonio, TX

Reading Proficiency is the Goal!

Phonics and fluency go hand-and-hand because they are both essential components of a proficient reader. Join Kelly Harmon this fall to boost your knowledge of how to take your students from just sounding out words to reading smoothly with expression! Explore engaging activities that will get your students fluently reading in no time. Plus explore ways to boost reading comprehension skills!

Who Should Attend?

Specifically designed for educators working with grades K-12, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders, ESL teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators, RTI Leaders, Title staff, and Special Education teachers.

Topics Covered

  • Authentic and engaging ideas for teaching phonics & fluency
  • Igniting a passion for reading
  • Strategies for developing accuracy and automaticity
  • Authentic classroom practice for fluency development
  • Techniques and activities for decoding and encoding
  • Best Practices for vocabulary instruction
  • Fluent reading principles
  • Fluency Practice Ideas
  • Techniques and activities to develop reading fluency and comprehension
  • Spelling Instruction Strategies
  • Word Work strategies & activities that build word knowledge
  • Assessment ideas for phonics and fluency
  • Lesson Planning Guidance
  • Analyzing grade level expectations for Phonics, Fluency, and Vocabulary
  • And Much More!!
This seminar is part of the Creating Strategic Readers Conference. You can attend one or both days.

Day 1: From Phonics to Fluency

Day 2: Guiding Readers to Proficiency (Comprehension)

Meet the Presenters!

Kelly Harmon is a national presenter & author who has more than 26 years of experience working with at-risk students. She presents on a wide range of topics including Guided Math Instruction, RTI, technology, reading, writing, and strategies for highly effective teachers. Ms. Harmon works as an instructional coach for schools and districts across the United States. In addition to consulting, she also works with the Bureau of Education and Research, as well as Learning Sciences Marzano Center.

Randi Anderson is an elementary educator, blogger, and staff developer with almost 10 years of experience. She taught third and fourth grade in title one schools in the Fort Worth area. Before entering the classroom, Randi studied early childhood education and English as a second language at The University of Texas at Austin. She has a strong passion for making reading and writing authentic and engaging for her students.


"Three thumbs up! Loved all your ideas. You two are an awesome team!" -Olga G.

"Very meaningful seminar! Being able to apply a hands on approach where students are able to take ownership in their learning across the content is great!" -Corina G.

"Best one yet! Loved it! Great resources & strategies!" - Lindsay T.

"High energy, interesting presentation! Very useful information and materials!" Luis P.

Registration Information


$225 Per Participant


Attend both days of the conference for $425

Contact us for early bird or group discounts!

You can register by faxing, Calling, or Emailing your registration form in.

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From Phonics to Fluency Seminar

Thursday, Nov. 16th, 8:30am

850 Halm Boulevard

San Antonio, TX

Location is the La Quinta Inn San Antonio Airport

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

8:30am - 3:30pm

Lunch on Your Own

6 Hours of Professional Learning Credit Will be Earned by Each Participant

Each participant will receive a handout of resources and an online code to to access products discussed.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Practicing Skills, Processes, & Strategies

Kelly Harmon & Robert Marzano teamed up to write Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes. The book is part of the Essentials for Achieving Rigor Series.

Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Develop Proficiency explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. It includes:

  • Explicit steps for implementation
  • Recommendations for monitoring students’ ability to develop fluent thinking
  • Adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning
  • Examples and non-examples from classroom practice
  • Common mistakes and ways to avoid them

For more information click here!

Want to Bring This Training to Your District?

Great! We provide onsite seminars for schools and districts. Our trainings can be customized to meet the specific needs of your students and staff. Contact our us for more information on the trainings and rates! (817) 583-1290.

Kelly Harmon & Associates

Kelly Harmon & Associates began in 2001 with a mission of instructional coaching and providing rich literacy resources for educators and parents. Our work incorporates research-based best practices for teaching and learning. Our services are professional development, curriculum development, instructional coaching, grant writing, project management, and technology integration.