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In alignment with science of reading research, learn more about the foundational blocks of systematic and explicit phonics instruction. Literacy expert Wiley Blevins, Ed.M., shares key phonics FAQ while digging deeper into effective foundational skills. This live and recorded webinar will share research-based ways to develop K-5 readers and writers who can meet grade-level standards, so it will be of interest to literacy, language arts, and special education directors and specialists, as well as elementary principals, instructional coaches, classroom teachers, and other educators involved in literacy development.


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About the Presenter

Barbara Andrews

Wiley Blevins, Ed.M.

Wiley Blevins is a literacy expert and Principal Author of the seminal ILA 2019 Literacy Leadership Brief: Meeting the Challenges of Early Literacy Phonics Instruction. Wiley has written and edited many phonics and literacy resources, and he is the author of numerous best-selling professional development books.

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