As a student, I was from the Dick and Jane generation. I was never taught phonics as a student or adult. As a teacher I was taught the importance of whole language. I was impressed with the approach to phonics and vocabulary in this program. I have to admit, even as an adult I struggle with sounding out unfamiliar words. After the two days of PD, I can now decode any word! I know as I have focused so much on comprehension, my students have missed out on phonics and fluency. Why do the same thing over and over and expect different results? That is the definition of insanity (Albert Einstein)! I am looking forward to more training, using the software, having a coach observe my class and offering input and support, and beginning the program with my students!