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1 Day Workshops

Scaffolding Phonics and Word Study Instruction – Summer Institute 2019

This course is offered during our Dyslexia Academy for Educators week

Phonological awareness, spelling, and vocabulary comprehension are interconnected skills necessary for literacy. Through a discovery-based word study approach to literacy instruction using Socratic questioning to augment direct instruction, students can thoughtfully explore, learn, and store the elements of language. Ultimately, students learn how to methodically engage in their own language and literacy development. This course will include a brief overview of language development theory and structured discovery-based literacy programs, but the course will mainly focus on practical application of a language-based instructional approach pertinent to any content area or subject matter.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • understand basic language acquisition theory and research
  • employ scaffolded, Socratic-style questioning to engage learners in inquiry-based word study
  • modify content area lesson plans to facilitate inquiry-based word study instruction



This course is appropriate for educators at the middle and high school levels.


Course Information

5 Hours/PDPs
Dates/Time Price
July 12, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Paul Howard

Paul Howard has served as the assistant head of the early literacy department at Landmark High School since 2015. He is trained in the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS) Program. Paul has taught English language arts classes and one-to-one early literacy tutorials at Landmark since 2007. He graduated from Gordon College with a bachelor’s degree in english language and literature. Paul holds a master’s in moderate special education from Simmons University and is a licensed special education teacher.

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