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.

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 workshop is 6 hours, and offers guided practice in the delivery of instructional routines and curriculum assessment.

Wednesday, July 14th from 8:30 - 3:30pm.

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

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

Registration Deadline: June 30, 2021.

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

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.

RAVE-O Training: Course Curriculum


  Module 1: Introduction to RAVE-O and its Impact on Fluency (30 minutes)
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  Module 2: Understanding Dyslexia and Weaknesses in Rapid Automatized Naming (45 minutes)
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  Module 3: POSSuM - The Five Aspects of Word Knowledge (1 hour)
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  Module 4: Curricular Scope/Sequence and Materials
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  Module 5: Observation and Note-taking Of Lesson
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  Module 6: Overview of Curriculum Assessment
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  Module 7: Practicing RAVE-O Lessons
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Choose a Pricing Option

If you are paying with a P.O. please contact, Melissa Orkin, [email protected] and she will provide enrollment information.


$325

RAVE-O Online Training