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We know you have a lot to offer one another. + PLUS classes at Neuhaus provide additional time for peer collaboration, which encourages meaningful conversations, fosters thoughtful planning, and turns daunting challenges into solutions. Take your learning to the next level with a + PLUS.
 
 
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Accurate and Automatic Decoding: A Necessity for Skilled Reading

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  The ultimate goal of decoding instruction is accurate and automatic word recognition, which is the ability to read words in print without conscious effort. When students read words accurately and automatically, their attention and cognitive resources are available for comprehension.

In Accurate and Automatic Decoding, participants learn about basic decoding concepts and the structure of written English that aid the accurate and automatic recognition of printed words. Instruction for participants will include 1) sound-symbol correspondences, 2) syllable types, 3) syllable division patterns, 4) common roots and affixes, and 5) opportunities for practice.

  Audience: Grade K-3 Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction for specific needs; Tier II instruction; Daily Word Work
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Accurate and Automatic Decoding
  Hours: 6 hours
  Fee: $175
  Materials: Reading Concepts, Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book
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Basic Language Skills - Introduction (Level 1)

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  Dyslexia is characterized as difficulties with accurate and automatic word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties are unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and can lead to poor comprehension and reduced vocabulary development.

Through coursework in Basic Language Skills and intensive supervised practicum, participants learn how to plan, deliver, and measure instruction in phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, oral language, comprehension, and composition for students with dyslexia and related disorders.

  Audience: Reading and Dyslexia Specialists, Tier III intervention Teachers IDA Accredited Program
  Objective: Dyslexia instruction; Tier III instruction
  Hours: 71 hours (12 days)
  Fee: $2,000
  Materials: Basic Language Skills - Book 1; Scientific Spelling; Initial Reading Deck; The Colors and Shapes of Language with CD; Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills textbook and activity book, MTA Readers 2 and 3
  Prerequisites:
- Personal interview
- Completion of Reading Readiness class (online class requires final score of 80% or higher)
- Watch the Basic Language Skills Orientation and submit the agreement from the Orientation Handout.
  If you would like more information about this class, please see Specialist Program
or contact us at 713.664.7676 or info@neuhaus.org.
       

Basic Language Skills - Advanced (Level 2)

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  Through coursework in Basic Language Skills and intensive supervised practicum, participants advance their knowledge and skill in planning, delivering, and measuring instruction in decoding, structural analysis, fluency, morphology, comprehension, and composition for students with dyslexia and related disorders.
  Audience: Reading and Dyslexia Specialists, Tier III intervention Teachers
  Objective: Dyslexia instruction; Tier III instruction
  Hours: 65.5 hours (11 days)
  Fee: $1,500
  Materials: Two Secure Reading Decks
  Prerequisites: Basic Language Skills - Introduction; Multisensory Grammar; Developing Metacognitive Skills; teaching through Basic Language Skills concept 63; purchase Basic Language Skills - Book 2
  You are not able to register for this class online. Please complete a registration form.
       

Basic Language Skills - Book 3

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  In Basic Language Skills - Book 3, participants learn advanced structural analysis concepts, Greek and Latin morphemes, and additional strategies for comprehension and composition.
  Audience: Reading and Dyslexia Specialists, Tier III intervention Teachers
  Objective: Dyslexia instruction; Tier III instruction
  Hours: 6 hours
  Fee: $100
  Prerequisites: Basic Language Skills - Advanced class and follow-up classes; purchase Basic Language Skills - Book 3
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Celebrating Common Ties: Transitioning
from Spanish to English

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  Spanish and English share common patterns and elements of phonology, orthography, morphology, and syntax. The transition from Spanish to English is facilitated by highlighting the common ties and differences of the two languages.

In Celebrating Common Ties: Transitioning from Spanish to English, participants learn 1) how to determine commonalities and differences between oral and written Spanish and English, 2) how to scaffold students' understanding and use of patterns and elements that are different, and 3) how to assess students' readiness for and progress in learning English.

  Audience: Grade K-5 Teachers More Info
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction; Daily Word Work
  Hours: 24 hours (4 days at Neuhaus)
  Fee: $680
  Materials: Common Ties: Transferring Knowledge and Skills from Spanish to English; Reading Concepts; Scientific Spelling; Multisensory Grammar; The Color & Shapes of Language with CD, Word Detective; Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book
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Close Listening that Leads to Close Reading:
Interactive Read Aloud

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  A key strategy for helping all students become close readers is to begin teaching the same metacognitive strategies at the oral level using interactive read aloud. With three reads of the same passage or book read over a period of time, teachers can use think aloud, questions, and scaffolds to encourage analytical talk from their students about books. In this class, teachers will learn: the foundations of comprehension; the rationale and research behind close reading and close listening; analysis of text for complexity; text dependent questioning; modeling by thinking aloud; the elements to teach such as author’s word choice, voice, and tone; and how to bring all the elements together to address a teaching standard. The fundamental principle on which the class is based is that read aloud lessons must be planned and intentional. Participants plan, model, and leave with read aloud lesson.
  Audience: Grade K-5 Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction on developing metacognitive strategies at an oral level; tier II instruction
  Hours: 6 hours
  Fee: $100
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Close Reading of Increasingly Complex Text:
What to Read and How to Read

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  A common goal for readers at all grade levels is: Read increasingly complex text closely and with deep comprehension. Complexity is determined by a three-part evaluation: the quantitative features, the qualitative features, and the instructional needs and abilities of the reader in completing a specific task after reading.

In Close Reading, participants learn 1) how to evaluate the quantitative and qualitative complexity of a text with consideration of the reader and the text, 2) how to encourage close reading of a text, and 3) how to select the most appropriate text to increasingly demand more from the reader.

  Audience: Teachers and Therapists
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Hours: 6 hours
  Fee: $100
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Developing Accuracy & Fluency  + PLUS 

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  Fluency is the prosodic flow of skilled reading that supports comprehension. Fluency requires instant word recognition, robust oral language, and the effortless application of speech features that is known as prosody.

In Developing Fluency, participants learn how to 1) assess students' word recognition, fluency, and prosody; 2) design lessons that address students' specific needs; and 3) provide targeted instruction and responsive scaffolding.

  Audience: Grade 1-3 Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction; Reading Workstation
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Developing Accuracy and Fluency
  Hours: 5.5 hours
  Fee: $140
  Materials: Developing Accuracy and Fluency manual and CD
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Developing Accuracy & Fluency - Online

Online
  Fluency is the prosodic flow of skilled reading that supports comprehension. Fluency requires instant word recognition, robust oral language, and the effortless application of speech features that is known as prosody.

In Developing Fluency, participants learn how to 1) assess students' word recognition, fluency, and prosody; 2) design lessons that address students' specific needs; and 3) provide targeted instruction and responsive scaffolding.

  Audience: Teachers of  first, second and third grades; Tier II and III intervention
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Developing Accuracy and Fluency
  Hours: 3.5 hours
  Fee: $90
  Materials: Developing Accuracy and Fluency manual and CD
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Developing Metacognitive Strategies

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  In addition to skilled decoding, robust oral language and vocabulary, boundless world knowledge, adequate linguistic development, and sufficient working memory, students need to learn how to think about their thinking to understand what they are reading. That is, students need metacognitive skills for critical reading of narrative and expository texts.

In Developing Metacognitive Strategies, participants learn 1) activities that increase oral language, 2) strategies for increasing vocabulary and background knowledge, 3) summarization activities, 4) questioning techniques, and 5) progress monitoring for fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

  Audience: Grade 3-8 Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction for specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Developing Metacognitive Strategies
  Hours: 12 hours (2 days at Neuhaus)
  Fee: $325
  Materials: Developing Metacognitive Skills, Word Detective, Six-way Paragraphs (Middle Level), classroom webs
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Developing Vocabulary for Reading Success - Online

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  Vocabulary measures a person's listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities as well as one's general knowledge. Vocabulary size is a strong predictor of future reading, academic, and career success.

In Developing Vocabulary for Reading Success - Online, participants learn strategies for learning specific vocabulary such as word webs and word-learning strategies, using contextual clues. Digital masters with eight model lessons with activities that support vocabulary development are included.

  Audience: Grade 3-8 Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction; Reading Workstation
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Developing Vocabulary for Reading Success
  Hours: 3.5 hours
  Fee: $75
  Materials: Workbook, digital masters CD
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Exploring the Patterns and Rules of African American English and Standard Academic English

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  The phonology of African American English (AAE) may impair spelling and word recognition and the grammar and syntax of AAE may impede comprehension and composition.

In Exploring the Patterns and Rules of African American English and Standard Academic English, participants 1) investigate the patterns and rules of AAE that are critical for social interaction and information processing, 2) learn Academic Language that is critical for reading and school success, and 3) learn to support the reading, spelling, and language development of speakers of AAE.

  Audience: All Educators
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Hours: 12 hours (2 days)
  Fee: $270
  This class is not currently scheduled. If you would like more information about this class,
contact us at 713.664.7676 or info@neuhaus.org.
       

Language & Literacy for Young Learners - Kit 1

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  Children who develop the prerequisite literacy skills of phonological awareness, letter recognition, oral language, and concepts of print arrive at school ready to learn and are on the road to reading success.

In Language & Literacy for Young Learners – Kit 1, participants learn 1) the importance of the prerequisite literacy skills, 2) activities that enhance the prerequisite skills in a language-rich context, and 3) plan instruction using a variety of visual and manipulative aids.

  Audience: Pre-K Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Language & Literacy for Young Learners
  Hours: 12 hours (2 days)
  Fee: $430
  Materials: Language & Literacy for Young Learners – Kit 1 (The Kitchen and The Farm)
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Language & Literacy for Young Learners - Kit 2

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  In Language & Literacy for Young Learners – Kit 2, participants learn 1) activities that enhance the prerequisite skills in a language-rich context, 2) activities that advance students understanding of letter-sound relationship, 3) activities to help students form letters for writing, and 4) plans for instruction using a variety of visual and manipulative aids.
  Audience: Pre-K Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Language & Literacy for Young Learners
  Hours: 12 hours (2 days)
  Fee: $430
  Materials: Language & Literacy for Young Learners – Kit 2 (People, People Everywhere and Me and the World Around Me)
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Language & Literacy for Young Learners - Online

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  High-quality language and literacy environments in the early years promote the development of prerequisite literacy skills such as oral language, phonological awareness, print awareness, and letter recognition.

In Language & Literacy Foundations for Young Learners - Online, participants learn how prerequisite literacy and language skills can be taught daily in easy-to-implement, 15-minute lessons that integrate science, social studies, and math.

  Audience: Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Language & Literacy for Young Learners
  Hours: 3 hours
  Fee: $50
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Language Enrichment

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  Research continues to emphasize the importance of learning to read by the end of third grade. Language Enrichment is an evidence-based language arts solution for developing successful readers.

In Language Enrichment, participants learn how to use formal and informal data to adjust instruction to meet student needs. Instruction for participants will include learning 1) reliable reading and spelling patterns, 2) development of oral language and world knowledge, 3) metacognitive strategies for comprehension, and 4) opportunities for practice. Language Enrichment provides teachers the opportunity to plan instruction to meet student needs in the context of their classroom.

  Audience: Grade K-3 Teachers More Info
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction; Tier III instruction; Daily Word Work
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Language Enrichment
  Hours: 30 hours (5 days)
  Fee: $780
  Materials:

Language Enrichment; The Colors and Shapes of Language with CD; Developing Accuracy and Fluency with CD; Scientific Spelling; Initial Reading Deck; Sound Card; Final Syllable Cards with Blue Deck Dividers; Mirror; Complete Set of 6 Charts; AV Laminated Card Stock; LE Schedule; Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book

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Language Enrichment - Online

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  Language Enrichment is a kindergarten through third grade curriculum that can be used to supplement core instruction or to accelerate learning of students needing intervention.

In Language Enrichment - Online, participants engage in inquiry-based learning to master the skills needed to explicitly and systematically teach phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, oral language, and comprehension. The Language Enrichment curriculum can be used in whole group instruction, in small groups, or with individual students 30 minutes a day.

  Audience: Grade K-3 Teachers More Info
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction; Tier III instruction;
  Hours: 30 hours
  Fee: $780
  Materials:

Language Enrichment; The Colors and Shapes of Language with CD; Developing Accuracy and Fluency with CD; Scientific Spelling; Initial Reading Deck; Sound Card; Final Syllable Cards with Blue Deck Dividers; Mirror; LE Online Handout; LE Schedule; Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book

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Multisensory Grammar  + PLUS 

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  The words in English are traditionally classified as parts of speech based on their usage in a sentence. The parts of speech are the foundation of sentence writing, which is the foundation of all written discourse.

In Multisensory Grammar, participants learn 1) activities that make the abstract concept of grammar concrete, 2) strategies for increasing students' sentence complexity when writing, and 3) use of parts of speech in the construction and revision of written paragraphs. Participants also engage in collaborative activities that extend their learning and can be presented to their students.

  Audience: Grade 1-8 Teachers More Info
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction; Writing Workstation
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Multisensory Grammar
  Hours: 5.5 hours
  Fee: $125
  Materials: Multisensory Grammar and Written Composition
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Multisensory Grammar - Online

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  In Multisensory Grammar - Online, participants learn 1) activities that make the abstract concept of grammar concrete, 2) strategies for increasing students' sentence complexity when writing, and 3) the application of parts of speech to the construction and revision of written paragraphs.
  Audience: Grade 1-8 Teachers More Info
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Multisensory Grammar
  Hours: 3.5 hours
  Fee: $75
  Materials: Multisensory Grammar and Written Composition
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Multisensory Grammar - Advanced - Online

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  In Multisensory Grammar - Advanced - Online, participants learn advanced grammar concepts such as gerunds, infinitives, and dependent and relative clauses.
  Audience: Grade 3-8 Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Hours: 3 hours
  Fee: $70
  Materials: Workbook
  Prerequisite: Multisensory Grammar or Multisensory Grammar - Online
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Neuhaus Academy: Beyond the Page

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  Knowledge of the orthographic and morphological patterns in multisyllabic words can aid pronunciation and meaning. This knowledge is helpful for adolescents studying for high-stakes testing and for adolescent and adult learners who wish to improve their pronunciation or reading skills.

In Neuhaus Academy: Beyond the Page, participants 1) preview online lessons for adolescent and adult learners that introduce multisyllabic words found in literature and textbooks, 2) learn activities that increase learners' world and cultural knowledge to enrich critical and analytical reading, and 3) engage in project-based learning.

  Audience: Grade 4-12+ Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Neuhaus Academy: Beyond the Page
  Hours: 6 hours
  Fee: $150
  Materials: Neuhaus Academy Instructor Manuals Volumes 1 and 2
(includes reproducible student activity pages)
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Oral Language & Listening Comprehension  + PLUS 

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  Oral language is the foundation of comprehension. In the early grades, comprehension is best developed through listening.

In Oral Language & Listening Comprehension, participants learn 1) the importance of oral language and listening comprehension to skilled reading comprehension, 2) activities that develop oral language and comprehension, 3) assessment of students' oral language through naming and story retelling, and 4) the elements of narrative and expository text that support comprehension.

  Audience: Grade K-2 Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Oral Language & Listening Comprehension
  Hours: 5.5 hours
  Fee: $135
  Materials: The Colors and Shapes of Language with CD
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Oral Language & Listening Comprehension - Online

Online
  Oral language is the foundation of comprehension. In the early grades, comprehension is best developed through listening.

In Oral Language & Listening Comprehension - Online, participants learn 1) the importance of oral language and listening comprehension to skilled reading comprehension, 2) activities that develop oral language and comprehension, and 3) the elements of narrative and expository text that support comprehension.

  Audience: Grade K-2 Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Oral Language & Listening Comprehension
  Hours: 3.5 hours
  Fee: $85
  Materials: The Colors and Shapes of Language with CD
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Personal Competencies: The Something Else
for Student Success

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  Students bring attitudes, aptitudes, and behaviors to the learning experience. Personal competencies--cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, social/emotional--help students coordinate and manage new learning.

In Personal Competencies: The Something Else for Student Success, participants 1) learn the four personal competencies, 2) describe their own personal competencies, 3) explain how personal competencies impact learning and are enhanced through instruction, 4) describe how they will incorporate instruction and techniques that will enhance the personal competencies of their students.

  Audience: Grade 1-5 Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Hours: 4 hours
  Fee: $110
  Materials: Assortment of student level books
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Reading Readiness

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  Research has demonstrated the importance of phonological awareness, letter recognition, and oral language in the acquisition of reading and spelling skills. Once students understand the sound structure of spoken language and can instantly name letters, they are ready to learn how sounds map onto letters. This knowledge builds their ability to decode unfamiliar words. Comprehension is developed through listening and retelling.

In Reading Readiness, participants learn 1) the foundational skills that are necessary to become fluent readers and accurate spellers, 2) hands-on, multisensory activities to teach and reinforce these skills, 3) strategies for building instant recognition of words with reliable and unexpected pronunciations, and 4) the importance of explicit and systematic handwriting instruction to spelling and writing.

  Audience: Grade K-2 Teachers More Info
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction; Tier III instruction; Reading Workstations
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Reading Readiness
  Hours: 6 hours
  Fee: $200
  Materials: Reading Readiness; Story Retelling with deck; Plastic Alphabet Letters; Alphabet Mat and Arc; Alphabet Strip; Mirrors; Sound Cards; Soundboard; Large Alphabet Strip; Red Counters; RR Schedule
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Scientific Spelling  + PLUS 

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  Students' spelling errors demonstrate what they know and need to know about sounds and letter patterns to develop accurate spelling. By addressing specific needs, students improve their accuracy and learn how to spell for a lifetime.

In Scientific Spelling, participants learn how to analyze spelling errors and plan instruction to target students' specific needs. Instruction for participants will include 1) phonemic awareness, 2) reliable spelling patterns and rules, and/or 3) strategies for learning words with unexpected spelling. Participants also engage in collaborative activities that extend their learning and can be presented to their students.

  Audience: Grade 1-8 Teachers More Info
  Objective:

Focused instruction for specific needs; Tier II instruction; Daily Word Work

  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Scientific Spelling
  Hours: 5.5 hours
  Fee: $145
  Materials: Scientific Spelling with reproducible student pages
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Scientific Spelling - Online

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  In Scientific Spelling - Online, participants learn how to analyze spelling errors and adjust instruction to target students' specific needs. Instruction for participants will include 1) phonemic awareness, 2) reliable spelling patterns and rules, and/or 3) strategies for learning words with unexpected spelling.
  Audience: Grade 1-8 Teachers More Info
  Objective: Focused instruction for specific needs; Tier II instruction; Daily Word Work
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Scientific Spelling
  Hours: 3.5 hours
  Fee: $95
  Materials: Scientific Spelling with reproducible student pages
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Scientific Spelling Part 2 - Online

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  In Scientific Spelling Part 2 - Online, participants 1) learn the history of English orthography, 2) advance their knowledge of analyzing spelling errors, and 3) learn how to measure spelling progress through accuracy rather than achievement.
  Audience: Grade 2-8 Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Hours: 3 hours
  Fee: $50
  Prerequisite: Scientific Spelling or Scientific Spelling - Online
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Secrets of Structured Systematic Handwriting
(Structured Handwriting)

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  Research shows that handwriting is still important this digital age. In Structured Handwriting, participants will 1) learn the benefits of incorporating handwriting into a literacy lesson, 2) learn the role of direct instruction in teaching how to form letters, 3) learn activities to support learning the formation of letters, and 4) develop a plan for using explicit handwriting in literacy instruction.
  Audience: Teachers of first through fifth grades
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier I instruction; Tier II instruction; Tier III instruction; Writing Workstation
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Structured Handwriting
  Hours: 2.5 hours
  Fee: $50
  This class is not currently scheduled. If you would like more information about this class,
contact us at 713.664.7676 or info@neuhaus.org.
       

Small Group Instruction Modules: Helping Increase Students' Literacy Skills One Student at a Time

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  Small group instruction provides focused instruction on specific student needs. Small Group: Core instruction is delivered during the daily literacy block, incorporates core instruction materials, and scaffolds students' reading. Small Group: Focused instruction is delivered through independent activities that students complete alone, with a partner, in a triad or a larger group during the daily literacy block. Small Group: Intervention is delivered in addition to the daily literacy instruction for those students who are not keeping pace with their peers—the greater the need, the smaller the group.

In Small Group Instruction Modules, a campus literacy leader learns how to facilitate six online modules with campus faculty. The modules outline the importance of small group instruction. The literacy leader is given a facilitator manual and access to the modules for 60 days.

  Audience: Grade K-3 Campus Literacy Leaders More Info
  Fee: $250
  Materials: Facilitator's Notebook
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Unexpected Underachievement

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  A difficulty in learning to read or spell that is unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities could indicate dyslexia or a related disorder. Whether there is a diagnosis or not, the instruction for students with dyslexia or a related disorder and those who are struggling with reading and spelling is the same.

In Unexpected Underachievement, participants learn 1) models of literacy acquisition, 2) domains of language and how they impact literacy and learning, 3) characteristics of dyslexia, 4) effective activities and strategies for learning to read and spell well, and 5) appropriate accommodations.

  Audience: Teachers interested in or responsible for at-risk students or students with dyslexia
(NOT appropriate for those who have completed Basic Language Skills)
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Unexpected Underachievement
  Hours: 6 hours
  Fee: $125
  Materials: Expert Perspectives on Interventions for Reading
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Written Composition Fundamentals  + PLUS 

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  Written composition is the highest form of language development. Often students struggle with written composition because they are unsure about how to formulate ideas and translate them onto paper. Knowledge of the structures of different paragraphs aids students in formulating and translating ideas.

In Written Composition Fundamentals, participants learn 1) how to teach the structures of descriptive, narrative, process, compare and contrast, and persuasive paragraphs, 2) how to help students enhance the quality of their paragraphs, and 3) how to teach students to edit and revise paragraphs. Participants also engage in collaborative activities that extend their learning and can be presented to their students.

  Audience: Grade 1-5 Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Written Composition Fundamentals
  Hours: 5.5 hours
  Fee: $100
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Written Composition Fundamentals - Online

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  In Written Composition Fundamentals - Online, participants learn the structures of descriptive, narrative, process, compare and contrast, and persuasive argument paragraphs.
  Audience: Grade 1-5 Teachers
  Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction
  Alignments: Standards Alignments for Written Composition Fundamentals
  Hours: 3.5 hours
  Fee: $50
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Onsite
Class is available at Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, Texas.
Online
Class is available online.
IVC
Class is available via Video Conferencing.