From Phonics to Fluency

Developing Reading Proficiency Workshop

December 9, 2016 / San Antonio TX

Empower Students to Read Fluently!

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!

Specifically designed for educators and administrators servicing grades K-6.

Topics Covered

  • Authentic and engaging ideas for teaching phonics & fluency
  • 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
  • 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
  • Classroom setup tips
  • And Much More!!

Meet the Presenter

Kelly Harmon, MAEd, is an international educational consultant with more than 25 years of experience working in early childhood to university level classrooms. Her passion for learning as led her from teaching to leadership roles. In 1998, she began working with districts and campuses in South Texas, providing grant management, literacy workshops, and instructional coaching. In 2002, she joined the Bureau of Education and Research (BER) to present seminars for literacy and technology across the United States and Canada. In 2012, Learning Sciences International Marzano Center invited her to join their team as a staff developer for the Marzano Evaluation Model and the Essentials of Rigor. Ms. Harmon earned her master’s degree at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She is co-author with Dr. Robert J. Marzano of Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Develop Proficiency.

From Phonics to Fluency Workshop

Friday, Dec. 9th, 8:30am

850 Halm Boulevard

San Antonio, TX


8:00am - 8:30am Registration

8:30am - 11:30am Morning Session

Lunch is on your own.

12:30pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Session


Wifi will be provided

B.Y.O.D. (Bring your own device)

6 hours of professional development earned

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


"Very useful resources such as, real class activities and strategies!"

- Veronica, TX

"Amazing seminar! So many great new ideas to use!"

-Monica, TX

"I loved all the of the hands-on activities. The seminar had a great pace and I am walking away with many new ideas! Thank you."

-Natalie, TX

Registration Information

$199 Per Participant

Special Offers!!!

Register 3 or more staff members and receive a 10% discount.

Principals attend FREE with the registration of 3 or more staff members.

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Kelly Harmon & Associates

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Check Out Kelly Harmon's Book

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!

Kelly Harmon & Associates, LLC

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.