Learning to Read

Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Spelling, and Fluency

July 21, 2021 9AM to 12 PM CENTRAL Time ONLINE

Becoming Proficient Readers!

Phonics and fluency go hand in hand because they are both essential components of a proficient reader. Join Kelly Harmon this spring to boost your knowledge of phonemic awareness, phonics, and reading fluency. Explore engaging activities that will get your students hearing sounds, using letter and syllable patterns to read and spell words, and reading fluently!

Who Should Attend?

Specifically designed for educators working with grades K-3, 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 phonemic awareness
  • Activities for teaching students to blend and segment letters and words
  • Strategies for explicit decoding and encoding instruction
  • How to structure the word learning block
  • Learn a developmentally appropriate scope and sequence for learning to read words in isolation and in connected texts
  • Ideas for authentically building student's vocabulary
  • Fluency practice Ideas
  • Center Ideas for making & practicing words
  • Word work strategies & activities that build word knowledge
  • And Much More!

Meet the Presenter

Kelly Harmon is a national presenter & author who has more than 30 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.

Virtual Testimonials

"This was a new professional learning experience for me. I enjoyed it from the comfort of my home and the breaks included!" -Lyn, 4th Grade Teacher

"It was great! There were lots of take aways that can be implemented immediately, Liked being able to grow and learn in the comfort of my home." -Yvonne, K-5 Interventionist

"It truly was a wonderful training packed with effective approaches that supports my goal as a teacher to empower my students as thinkers, readers, and writers." -Melissa, 4th Grade Teacher

Registration Information


$75 Per Participant

You can register by emailing your registration form. email to kelly@kellyharmon.net

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From Phonics to Fluency Seminar

Wednesday, July 21st, 9am

This is an online event.

From Phonics to Fluency

3 Hours of Professional Development will be earned through this seminar

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 virtual & onsite seminars for 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.