The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) is a highly-structured remedial program that teaches the structure of the language to students who have been unable to learn with other teaching strategies, or who may require multisensory language instruction. WRS may be implemented in both individual and small-group (up to 6 students) settings. Group size affects the recommended scheduling of instruction. Depending on the frequency and intensity of delivery, it can take up to 2-3 years to complete the entire 12-Step curriculum. It is a comprehensive program that can follow students from grade to grade as needed.
Wilson also recommends professional learning and implementation support for teachers and those supporting implementation in WRS. Professional learning opportunities may include:
- WRS Level I Certification Program
- WRS Advanced Coursework and Level II Certification Program
- District Sustainability Plan with a WRS Trainer
In order to ensure the delivery of WRS with fidelity, instructors should hold at least a WRS Level I Certification. The training involved in achieving this certification provides teachers with the knowledge and application skills they need to implement the program with fidelity to maximize student achievement.
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