The Multisensory Reading Instruction: PAF Reading Program is organized in two four-session courses, emphasizing explicit, multisensory techniques for teaching reading, handwriting, and spelling in the primary grades. PAF incorporates the theories and practices of Orton-Gilllingham instruction into an early intervention program intended for children at-risk for reading difficulties. PAF can also be used remedially for struggling readers or as an effective beginning reading program for all children.

Topics will include instructional practices supported by the latest research on developing accurate and fluent reading and comprehension, lesson planning, and curriculum-based assessments.

For teachers of grades K-5

PAF Part I Course:

The focus of this course is on the first half of the PAF instructional sequence (Levels 1-129). Topics include the developmental stages of reading, the synergistic relationship between spelling and reading, and the importance of controlled text. Instructional techniques for teaching, phonemic awareness, the alphabetic principle (letters represent sounds), blending, word recognition, and comprehension will be discussed.

Dates:

  • July 6 – July 9, 2021
  • 4 Mondays October 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, 2021 
  • 4 Wednesdays: Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 3, 2022

Windward Institute – Virtual
Contact: Annie Stutzman
(914) 949-6968 ext. 1221 or 3129
wtti@thewindwardschool.org

PAF Part II Course:

The focus of the course is on the second half of the PAF instructional sequence (Levels 130-215). Topics include long vowels, homonyms, morphemes, multisyllable words, spelling rules, testing and transitioning out of controlled readers into grade level text.

Dates:
4 Thursdays: Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb. 3, 2022
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Windward Institute – Virtual
Contact: Annie Stutzman
(914) 949-6968 ext. 1221 or 3129
wtti@thewindwardschool.org

Multisensory Reading Practicum: Using the PAF Program

In the Multisensory Reading Practicum, participants implement the skills and concepts acquired in Multisensory Reading Instruction: PAF Part I. Working closely with PAF master teacher, Keri Levine, participants receive instructional support and mentoring as they plan and teach PAF lessons to students in a tutorial setting. During this 13-session practicum, participants utilize diagnostic, formative and summative assessments to enhance instruction; analyze student’s strengths and weaknesses to create individualized lessons and receive instructions and daily feedback from the instructor.

For teachers of grades K–5

Dates
Orientation: July 9, 1:30pm – 3:30pm;
Practicum: Monday – Friday, July 12 – 30
Time: 8:45am – 11:30am

Windward Institute – Virtual
Contact: Annie Stutzman
(914) 949-6968 ext. 1221 or 3129
wtti@thewindwardschool.org