Phonological Awareness: Essential Skills for All Readers
Kindergarten – 2nd grade: General Education
Kindergarten – 12th grade: Special Education, Intervention, Resource
One of the five pillars of teaching children to read is phonological awareness. The foundation for all reading development starts with an awareness of and the ability to manipulate the sounds of our language.
Phonological awareness skills are held as the strongest predictor of success in learning to read. Regardless of age, students with a weakness in phonological awareness will fall behind, experiencing poor spelling, inaccurate decoding of new words, mispronunciation of words and difficulty remembering or recalling new words. Therefore, pre-readers, and beginning and struggling readers and spellers of all ages require purposeful, guided, sequential instruction in foundational phonological awareness skills to make strong print connections tied to skilled reading and spelling.
This self-paced, online workshop uses videos, on-screen animations, activities and quizzes to actively engage teachers in learning.
• Phonological Awareness and Phonemic Awareness
• Phonological awareness-literacy connections
• Current research: when to teach; who to teach; when it should be mastered
• Phonological awareness continuum of progressing skill levels
• Signs of phonological awareness weakness and assessments
• Targeted, purposeful activities at all levels of phonological awareness for K-12 students
Workshop Hours: 4
All Self-Paced Online Professional Development courses are released on a biweekly schedule. Participants have 45 days to complete the course.
This workshop can be applied toward Brainspring's Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Specialist Certification.
Self-paced professional development allows educators to receive training on their own schedule (within established start and end dates). To promote fidelity, course information is easy to engage with through built-in interactions, activities, and practice assignments with personalized feedback. Our Instructors are available to answer questions via email.
Contact us to discuss your state requirements for dyslexia and other literacy initiatives.