VIRTUAL SERIES: Systematic Teaching of Foundational Reading Skills: Using DPI's Foundational Reading Skills Tool (FRST) to Self-Assess

Questions? Please contact Amy Ruppert, Program Assistant, at (920) 236-0562

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Last Date to Register: 4/1/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 3/25/2021 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Kathy Schmitt
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: Virtual
Facility: Zoom
4/1/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM RECORDING AVAILABLE
4/9/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
4/14/2021 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
4/22/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
4/29/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
5/4/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

The Explicit and Systematic Teaching of Foundational Reading Skills

Using Wisconsin DPI’s Foundational Reading Skills Tool (FRST) to Self-Assess

The FRST is a comprehensive tool; all of the components in the FRST are necessary for a school or district system to ensure that every reader learns to comprehend printed text. The Foundational Reading Skills Tool (FRST), is a self-assessment instrument built around the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI’s) vision of what it means to explicitly and systematically teach foundational reading skills. Sub-sections include:

  • Phonological processing

  • Oral language

  • Concepts about Print (CAP)

  • Phonological awareness

  • Phonemic awareness

  • Alphabetic principle

  • Letter formation / Handwriting

  • Phonics (decoding and encoding)

  • Orthography

  • Morphology

  • Vocabulary

  • Fluency

  • Interrelated instructional strategies

Across the webinar series, key information from Wisconsin DPI’s professional learning series on foundational reading skills will be presented. Each webinar offers time to complete the relevant portions of the FRST tool. The webinar concludes with suggestions for additional items within DPI’s resource to explore and share with staff.


Kathy Schmitt,

Literacy Consultant



Cost: $25 per webinar per person (participate in the live webinars or purchase the recording(s)

Access: Two-week access to each webinar recording purchased

Date / Time / Topic:


Webinar # 1: Support for Completing the Phonological Awareness & Phonemic Awareness Portions of FRST

Fri., April 9, 2021

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Webinar # 2: Support for Completing the Oral Language and Concepts About Print Portions of FRST

Wed., April 14, 2021

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Webinar # 3: Support for Completing the Alphabetic Principle and Letter/Handwriting Portions of FRST

Thurs., April 22, 2021

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Webinar # 4: Support for Completing the Phonics, Orthography, and Morphology Portions of FRST

Thurs., April 29, 2021

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Webinar # 5: Support for Completing the Vocabulary, Fluency, and Language Comprehension Portions of FRST

Tues., May 4, 2021

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Webinar # 6: Support for Completing the Strategy Instruction Portions of FRST


Questions? Please contact:

Amy Ruppert, Program Assistant  •  (920) 236-0562









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