Spotlight on Dyslexia Event Speakers

Barbara Steinberg

Barbara Steinberg

CEO PDX Reading Specialis

Barbara Steinberg has been educating, mentoring, and inspiring students and educators for over 25 years, first as a classroom teacher and now as a dyslexia and educational consultant. She is the founder and owner of PDX Reading Specialist, an organization whose mission is to Inspire Individuals to Become CONFIDENT and CAPABLE learners. Barbara is passionate about educating and supporting those who work with struggling learners, and when not working with students herself, shares her wealth of knowledge and years of experience with fellow educators, parents and students themselves.



Using Decodable Books to Teach Phonics & Word Recognition

Reading with fluency and comprehension is the goal of all reading instruction. To become fluent, students must develop word recognition–the ability to recognize words with accuracy and automaticity. The question is, how do students develop accuracy and automaticity? The answer involves a combination of knowing what to teach, how to teach it, and which tools to use.

If you teach beginning reading, or support older struggling readers, this session is for YOU! FREE resources will be shared!

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Learn that phonics instruction begins at the sub-word level and progresses through the word, phrase, sentence, and text level. 
  • Understand and apply the main tenets of explicit, systematic instruction.
  • Evaluate instructional routines focused on building word reading accuracy vs. automaticity. 
  • Develop strategies for fluency instruction using decodable texts.
  • Examine small group lessons which demonstrate the use of decodable books for teaching phonics.
Barbara Steinberg

Barbara Steinberg
PDX Reading Specialist