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+Reading Challenges 2: Structured Literacy (SWD)

(20 Hr Course) - $100*

*Individual purchase cost is $5 per credit hour for courses or some districts may have a contract.


Apply knowledge learned in Reading Challenges 1 in your own classrooms. Use relevant assessment data to design and implement explicit, systematic and sequential reading instruction including multisensory intervention strategies that are based on student needs in each of the reading components.

This course addresses Florida's professional learning requirements from HB 7069 (reading instruction) and SB 1108 - Students with Disabilities (SWD). Check with your district before taking this to meet the reading requirement.

Requires student contact.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the characteristics of dyslexia.
  • Develop explicit, systematic, and sequential reading instruction.
  • Understand how word-level reading and language comprehension impact reading comprehension.
  • Recognize the characteristics of Structured Literacy instruction.
  • Recognize the word-reading (decoding) elements of Structured Literacy instruction including phonology, sound-symbol associations, and syllable structures.
  • Develop explicit, systematic, and sequential reading instruction to meet the needs of struggling readers.
  • Implement multisensory intervention strategies to support reading development.
  • Recognize the language comprehension elements of Structured Literacy instruction – morphology, semantics, and syntax.
  • Utilize assessment data to design appropriate intervention for struggling readers.

Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summatives.

1 Multiple Choice Exam - Learner demonstrates knowledge of content by selecting the correct answer from the choices provided.
3 Reflections - Learner synthesizes previous knowledge and course content in order to develop a narrative response.

The summatives must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team

Author: Kay Landingham

Developed by Beacon Educator staff.

Course Last Updated: 2024