Strengthening Tier 1 Reading Instruction Series: Sight Words-Strategies for Teaching Irregular and High Frequency Words
Online Course, Self-directed
5.00 CPE Credits  

In this video online course, you will learn the difference between irregular words and words that follow a phonics pattern.  You will review the Fry word list, sort words according to commonalities, and determine the words that are truly irregular.  You will learn techniques to teach irregular words and common sight words that students may be struggling to differentiate between.

This course is part of an online course video series in which you will learn powerful, evidence-based reading strategies with guidance on how to integrate into ELA lessons. Each course is a video of a complete face-to-face workshop facilitated by Jennifer Johnson, the Director of 504 Services, Dyslexia, RtI, and PreK in Comal ISD. In the videos, Jennifer explicitly models and inspires effective reading instruction. This series includes a multitude of engaging and fun activities for teachers of students K-2, or students who are just beginning to read, ELs included. Each course includes free downloadable instructional materials and links to valuable resources. These courses can also be used to prepare for the Science of Teaching Reading (STR) exam.

Suggested Course Sequence:

  1. Phonological to Phonemic Awareness Continuum 
  2. Bridging Phonemic Awareness with Beginning Phonics 
  3. The Six Syllable Types
  4. Sight Words-Strategies for Teaching Irregular and High Frequency Words
  5. Reading Fluency
  6. Spelling Beyond Memorized Lists
  7. M&M – Multisyllabic Words and Morphemes
  8. Putting the Pieces Together – Connecting All 5 Components of Reading Instruction
  9. Small Group Instruction and RtI

Each course may be taken separately, but if interested in registering for the entire series, contact for a promotional code to receive a discount.


Early Childhood, Dyslexia, Elementary, Literacy, PreKindergarten (Pre-K), Reading Language Arts (RLA), Teaching & Learning, Subject Areas
Online Course, Self-directed

CPE Credits: 5.00  
Registration Closes: None