Science of Reading Snippets

Teaching Using Evidence Based Practices in Literacy

Growing Teacher Capacity in the Science of Reading Through Ongoing Professional Development

Professional Learning in Literacy

This series was developed to function as a professional learning community, devoted to teaching reading using evidence based practices. As topics are requested they will be added to the list below. All topics will be aligned with Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement and evidence based language and literacy practices. We will explore instructional practices in all three tiers of instruction. Theoretical models of language and literacy will be foundational to all learning experiences. These include:


  • The Simple View of Reading
  • Scarborough's Reading Rope
  • The Four Part Processing System
  • Ehri's Phases


All sessions will be available live so that we can collaborate and communicate, learning from on another. However, each session will also be recorded to allow for asynchronous learning based on individual schedules. Join in when you can, and listen to the recordings when necessary. Choose sessions that will benefit you, and plan for an engaging online experience.

Need CEUs?

Certificates will be provided to those who meet the following criteria:


  1. Attend the LIVE session.
  2. Are active participants, engaging in all polls and discussions.
  3. Complete the evaluation.

Session Facilitators - Michelle Elia & Carolyn Turner, Ohio Literacy Leads

Michelle Elia

Email - michelle.elia@sstr5.org

Twitter - @michellejelia


Carolyn Turner

Email - carolyn.turner@hcesc.org

Twitter - @OhioLitLead13

Background Knowledge and Complex Texts

Wednesday, April 1st, 9-10:30am

This is an online event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Scaffolding Complex Texts

Wednesday, April 1st, 1-2:30pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience - Educators Grades k -12


Zoom Webinar Link - https://sstr5.zoom.us/j/810949456


Handouts Link - Slides and Text Set Sample


Link to Recorded Webinar

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Advanced Phonemic Awareness in 3 Tiers of Instruction

Friday, April 3rd, 1-2:30pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience - Educators, Grades 2-12


Zoom Webinar Link https://sstr5.zoom.us/j/535364974


Link to Recorded Webinar

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Marietta College - Grounding the Work in the Science of Reading

Monday, April 6th, 1-3pm

This is an online event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Introduction to the Science of Reading

Tuesday, May 26th, 2-3pm

This is an online event.

Registration is required. Please click here for details.

Join Carolyn Turner, Ohio Literacy Lead, for an introduction to The Science of Reading. The term "Science of Reading" is not a program, practice, or philosophy of reading. Rather, it refers to the body of knowledge that includes what science has determined to be relevant to reading, reading acquisition, assessment of poor reading, and the interventions available for poor readers. Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement is grounded in this work. This session will give participants a brief introduction to the Science of Reading and allow district and building leaders to reflect how current practices align with science and Ohio's Plan.


Recording Link

Handouts Link

Reading Interventions in a Digital Environment

Monday, June 8th, 10-11am

This is an online event.

Link to Webinar (Live):



Link to Handouts


Link to Recording

Helpful Links / Resources from the Webinars