WRS Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction

Speaker presenting a WRS workshop

This workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of Wilson Reading System® (WRS) small-group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum.

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Registration Process

  1. View current offerings here.
  2. If there is an event of interest listed, please click the “More Info” button next to it for workshop details and registration information.
  3. If the workshop is offered by Wilson Language Training®, click the “Register” button to access the registration form.
  4. Complete registration and submit.

We recommend that you review the course information below and contact us if you have any questions.

Schools and districts may want to explore the option of including WRS Level II Certification for teachers in a COMPASS Plan. Please contact us to start the discussion.


  • WRS Level I Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field


Three consecutive days (15 hours)

Upon Completion

At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the necessary principles of instruction used to teach students with a language-based learning disability: direct, explicit, systematic, structured, sequential, integrated, multisensory, synthetic, analytical, diagnostic, prescriptive, mastery/automaticity, cumulative, metacognitive, and emotionally sound.
  • Identify factors for successful WRS small-group instruction.
  • Review the planning for and execution of WRS Lesson Blocks 1, 2, and 3 and differentiating instruction for maximum small-group success.
  • Develop a word-conscious lesson.
  • Understand the role of spelling in writing fluency.
  • Determine how to ensure students successfully access complex text; both literary and informational text structures.
  • Understand how to select the appropriate text and tasks for students in order to effectively plan for and deliver fluency and comprehension instruction.

Graduate Credit

One graduate credit (optional) is available through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA, upon completion of course requirements. Please see Process for Graduate Credit for details.

Current Offerings for Individual Teachers

Public workshops hosted by Wilson Language Training are available at a limited number of in-person locations and in a virtual format. If registering for a workshop at our Oxford, MA, campus, please be aware that proof of COVID-19 vaccination must be presented upon arrival. If registering for an instructor-led virtual workshop, please plan to attend the live videoconference event as it contains interactive elements and will NOT be recorded. To be credited with successful completion for either format, participants need to fill out the attendance form provided during the workshop.

    • View workshop details and registration information by clicking the “More Info” button next to the event of interest.
    • Only want to view virtual workshops? Click on the State dropdown to filter by “Virtual.”
    • Interested in a location that is full? Please click its “More Info” button, then select “Add to Waitlist” to be notified if a spot becomes available.
    • Digital access to a handout and an activity packet is provided for each virtual workshop. If you would prefer a hardcopy handout to be mailed to your U.S. address, please register at least two weeks prior to a scheduled event to allow for shipping/distribution.

Wilson Accredited Partners are hosting workshops remotely and in person. For current options, please refer to the options below or learn more on our partner websites.

  • If a course is offered by a Wilson® Accredited Partner Wilson Accredited Partner
    • Please direct all inquiries about program schedules, registration, and enrollment to the Partner organization rather than Wilson Language Training. Access the Partner’s contact information by clicking the “More Info” button next to the event of interest.


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