Reading by Design - Updates

April 17, 2022

This newsletter has been updated to include:


  • A link to the TEA Dyslexia Professional Development course. It has been updated and is once again open.
  • 2 options for the RbD :Tuning up Our Technique workshop
  • A button at the bottom that will take you to our summer PD offerings related to Dyslexia here at Region 17 ESC.
I hope you will be able to take advantage of these great learning opportunities!

RbD Tuning-up Our Technique

Are you ready for a refresher? Do you still have some questions about certain elements of the program? You are not alone!

Join me on June 9th or July 11th as we revisit the lesson components of Reading by Design while reflecting on our current practice. Delivery method fundamentals associated with each component will be reviewed with time-saving tips and management techniques woven in throughout the session.

Each participant will need to bring:

  • RbD Volumes 1-5
  • 1 complete set of card decks
Reading by Design: Tuning-up Our Technique

June 9, 2022 from 9:00-4:00 Click to Register

Reading by Design: Tuning-up Our Technique

July 11, 2022 from 9:00-4:00 Click to Register

Errata for Volumes 1-4 Now Available

Jan Cook, one of the authors of Reading by Design has shared correction documentation for the first four volumes of Reading by Design. I recommend that you download these pages on single sheets, so that you can simply cut apart and glue these edits directly in your teacher manuals.

Any changes to the reproducible masters have been updated in the Region 4 Hub.

Reading by Design New Opportunity

Region 4 is offering a program to become a Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist through the Reading by Design Accredited Pathway. Teachers who have complete the RbD 5-day training are eligible to participate in the 1-year, 90 hour program. To learn more about the program requirements, cost, etc., please click on this link: RbDAP
RbD Tips and Script

(Updated February 2022)

RbD Fidelity Statement

Updated, February 2022

Reading Interactives

In September, the Reading by Design Interactives (which are accessed through the HUB) become a paid tool. Free access will be through September 2022. At that time, the cost will be $75.00 per teacher for a yearly subscription for use of the interactive tools. Access these tools through the Region 4 Hub with your RbD password. You will find a link to the interactive tools on the page where you access your digital student pages.

Dyslexia Summer PD

Registration links to our summer trainings. Many have been approved for ALTA credit. We have an exceptional line-up for you this summer! Check it out!!

Dyslexia: A TEA Professional Learning Course

Good news! The TEA online dyslexia course has been updated and is available once again.

Access the course here: TEA Dyslexia

Cynthia Hobbs, LDT, CALT

It is my pleasure to serve you as you focus on the success of your students. Please continue to contact me with your needs, questions or concerns.