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The RAVE-O Program

 

Evidence-based instruction to build fluency and comprehension skills among struggling readers including those with dyslexia.

RAVE-O Offers Strategic Instruction in

Fluency and Comprehension

 

RAVE-O (Retrieval, Automaticity, Vocabulary, Engagement - Orthography) is the first comprehensive research and evidence-based approach to building reading fluency struggling 2nd - 4th graders.

By the completion of the course, participants will be prepared to teach RAVE-O both in-person and online. The program goes beyond repeated reading to help students develop their automaticity in all aspects of word knowledge, integrating phonics, vocabulary, parts of speech, and morphology. 

 

RAVE-O is the only known structured literacy approach for students with Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) weaknesses, and now has a virtual version of the curriculum for remote instruction.

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RAVE-O Virtual offers a curriculum that is designed for both LIVE LESSONS (via Google classroom) and ASYNCHRONOUS ACTIVITIES (via Seesaw). Live Lessons are scripted and easy to deliver, while the asynchronous or self-guided activities have recorded directions that facilitate independent work. 

Course Description

 

Participants: The RAVE-O course is designed for educators who support struggling readers and those with dyslexia including, reading specialists, classroom teachers, special educators, and speech and language pathologists.

Course Commitment and Credits: 12 hours (PDPs)

Self-Guided Coursework: Participants will initially complete 6 hours of self-guided coursework that offers an overview of the curriculum and important research-based insights on the development of fluency skills. All self-guided coursework should be completed prior to the live workshop.

Live Coursework: The live VIRTUAL workshop is 6 hours, and offers guided practice in the delivery of instructional routines and curriculum assessment.

Friday, January 14th from 9am - 3:00pm.

Attendance at the live VIRTUAL workshop is mandatory for certification in the RAVE-O program.

Cost: $350

Course Materials: A course manual and sample program materials will be sent to enrolled participants.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday January 4, 2022.

Curriculum materials are not included in the training and are purchased separately from Voyager Sopris: https://www.voyagersopris.com/literacy/rave-o/overview

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Struggling Readers and Students with Dyslexia
The efficacy of the RAVE-O has been evaluated with diverse groups of students, and demonstrates significant growth among students with dyslexia in decoding, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension.
The program is designed for students in 2nd - 4th grade who are reading below grade level.
RAVE-O Virtual
Each unit contains 3 live lessons and 3 sets of self-guided student activities. All lessons can be delivered remotely or in-person. Live lessons are 35 mins. and available for delivery via Google slides. Self-guided activities are 15 mins. and available for Seesaw.
Engaging Literacy Instruction
The RAVE-O curriculum was developed to appeal to children's imagination and sense of whimsy. Students are tasked with serving as "Word Detectives," and throughout the program encounter RAVE-O Town characters who teach them phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension strategies.