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Multisensory Phonics for Word Recognition (Decoding) & Spelling (Encoding) - XI

In this class, Dr. Wieland, a credentialed Wilson Reading System Dyslexia Practitioner, provides small-group comprehensive instruction: decoding, encoding, vocabulary development, reading fluency, & reading comprehension, using WRS Book 11.
Dr. Karen Wieland (Literacy/dyslexia & Latin)
436 total reviews for this teacher
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75 minutes per class
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Class Experience

The small group of learners enrolled in this course entitled "Multisensory Phonics for Word Recognition (Decoding)  & Spelling (Encoding), Level XI” will be beginning in Book 11 in the Wilson Reading System program.  Book 11 involves additional work with the vowels I, E, and Y. Here is the breakdown.

11.1 -- y in open, closed, VCE syllable {ex: reply, gym, type}
11.2 -- The Y Spelling Rule {ex: enjoyable, player}
11.3 -- i in an open syllable pronounced as /e/ {ex: orient} i as /y/ {ex: genius, million}
11.4 -- ie/ei {ex: piece, ceiling, vein}
11.5 -- igh, eigh {ex: light, eight}

Students read and spell words and sentences exemplifying these patterns. They also read and discuss authentic literature of their mutual choosing,

NOTE: If the student did not take the Level X course with me, I will need to see his or her most recent WADE (or other posttest) results from his or her previous Wilson practitioner, in order to correctly group the students according to their progress in the Wilson program.
I am a dedicated and creative literacy specialist with 20+ years of experience working with students of all ages. I hold permanent certification from New York State in Reading (grades K-12). I am also a certified Wilson Reading System dyslexia practitioner. I have extensive experience with Orton-Gow methods for literacy re/mediation; the foundation for that work was the introductory training I received through the Gow Teacher Training Institute. I taught Orton-Gow (Reconstructive Language) at the Gow School and the Gow School Summer Program for several years. Across the past decade, as a teacher educator and university reading center director, I helped to prepare several hundred reading teachers and literacy specialists in NY and PA. 

I completed my undergraduate degree at The Catholic University of America School of Music. My doctoral and master’s degrees were earned at the University at Buffalo School of Education, under the advisement of Dr. Michael W. Kibby, a nationally known literacy diagnostician and scholar.  I have presented my research at several national and international conferences, including Literacy Research Association, International Reading Association, and International Dyslexia Association.
The Wilson program recommends 180-240 minutes of instruction per week; however, this class only meets for 75 minutes. For that reason, Dr. Wieland asks parents to team up with her by using similar routines with students 15-20 minutes a day. Each week, parents and students are provided with a copy of the lesson materials used in the class as well as additional words, sentences, and controlled passages to use for homework. In addition, about 45 minutes of daily independent or shared reading of self-selected texts is strongly encouraged.
Wilson Reading System, Student Reader 11, 4th edition $12 plus shipping and handling from the Wilson Store https://store.wilsonlanguage.com/wrs-student-reader-11-4th-edition/ Wilson Sound Cards, 4th edition ($17.90 plus S+H) https://store.wilsonlanguage.com/wrs-letter-sound-cards-4th-edition/ A print copy of whatever book the group chooses to read together and discuss during the comprehension/reader response portion of the class. All other learning materials are provided by the instructor in the form of weekly Google Docs files.
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Each 10-part Wilson lesson involves assessment of word recognition in Part 4 and assessment of spelling in Parts 6-8 as well as informal assessment of oral reading fluency in Parts 5, 9, & 10. Based on student results on these assessments, Dr. Wieland determined whether to deliver another lesson at the same substep of the program the following week or climb up a substep. At the end of each Wilson "Book" (level), Dr. Wieland administers the recommended post-tests.
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Dr. Karen Wieland (Literacy/dyslexia & Latin)
Lives in the United States
Highly experienced literacy specialist; Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner; Latin language teacher
436 total reviews
372 completed classes

About Me


My name is Dr. Karen Wieland. I am a NYS-certified teacher (Reading K-12) and a former high-school teacher and college professor with 25+ years of teaching experience. I currently run a thriving independent practice as a dyslexia/literacy... 
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