Laying the Foundation for Functional Literacy in the Early Grades


Does building a strong foundation in functional literacy for your early learners excite you? This comprehensive online course equips educators with the knowledge and strategies to empower young children on their journey to becoming successful readers and writers.


Unlock Early Literacy Success: A 4-Week Online Course for Educators

Course Description:

Our children’s early years are crucial for developing the essential skills needed for lifelong literacy success. This course delves into the key components of functional literacy, providing educators with practical tools and techniques to:

  • Session 1: August 15th – Cultivate Strong Oral Language: Discover how to nurture vibrant oral language skills, the cornerstone for reading comprehension and written expression.
  • Session 2: August 22nd – Master Phonological Awareness & Letter-Sound Knowledge: Equip yourself with effective strategies to develop pre-reading skills that pave the way for fluent reading.
  • Session 3: August 29th – Foster Emergent Reading & Writing: Explore how young children begin to make meaning of text and guide them through early writing experiences.
  • Session 4: September 5th – Build Powerful Home-School Partnerships: Learn how to collaborate with parents to create a seamless learning environment that accelerates literacy development. (Session 4: September 5th)

Course Benefits:

  • Interactive Learning: Each 2-hour session (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM) is designed for active participation and engagement, maximizing your learning experience.
  • Flexible & Convenient: The online format empowers you to participate from anywhere.
  • Actionable Strategies: Take away practical tools and techniques you can immediately implement in your classroom, fostering lasting results.


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