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Cherry LETRS

Nancy Atkeison-Cherry, Ed.D., Director, Master’s Programs in Education, Jackson & Associate Professor of Education

September 1, 2009 - Dr. Nancy Cherry attended a the 2009 Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Conference held in January in Murfressboro, Tenneesee. The 3 day professional development conference focused on The Challenges of Learning to Read, The Speech Sounds of English, and Spellography for Teachers.

In August of 2009, she retured to Murfreesboro to particpiate in the LETRS Fall Conference emphasized the Building Vocabulary and Oral Language,Developing Fluency, and Teaching Text Comprehension.

"Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) is the only professional development program available today that gives reading teachers and coaches a deep, structural knowledge of the English language . . . knowledge proven to be at the heart of successful literacy instruction. Training with LETRS allows educators to quickly identify why a reader is struggling, and provides them with the explicit, scientifi cally based methods they need to reach at-risk readers. LETRS helps teachers help students who might otherwise fail. ~

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