The Reading Horizons Online Workshop was certainly a beneficial experience that I feel will help me greatly in teaching phonetic reading skills. Many of the phonetic skills, strategies, and rules presented in the workshop were simple and easy to understand, and many I had never even realized existed. What I benefited from the most, and I feel like students would as well, was the unique marking system that the workshop teaches. I found it easier to recognize and decode words according to the word structure by using the markings that are taught. Being able to visually see patterns in words helped to examine and analyze the word, and remember the rules and strategies that go along with those patterns. The markings used helped to visually and sequentially break down a word, in order to understand the phonetic rules that must be followed. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from the Reading Horizons Online Workshop. I feel more adequately equipped to teach reading because not only have I been taught a variety of very useful skills and strategies to do so, but I have also gained a better knowledge for myself of phonetics.