To be effective teachers, we must understand not just WHAT we are doing, but WHY we are doing it.
This class provides you with powerful foundational knowledge about the Five Components of Reading. Beginning with the research-based evidence from the National Reading Panel, the class incorporates effective strategies for helping students develop skills in each component. This can be a wonderful precursor to the CtoC training course, or it can function alone to enhance teachers’ knowledge of the Science of Reading.
What will you learn in this training?
-differences between Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
-seven Phonemic Awareness skills
-how to practice Phonemic Awareness with your students
-how Phonemic Awareness builds skills in Phonics
-elements of effective Phonics instruction
-how to integrate Phonemic Awareness and Phonics through use of specific techniques and activities
-how fluency affects comprehension
-elements of fluency – rate, accuracy, prosody
-how automaticity plays a key role in fluency
-two techniques for helping students move beyond word-by-word reading
-how to best assess fluency with your students
-how vocabulary is related to decoding, fluency, and comprehension
-how to choose the best words to teach
-how to use morphology as a vocabulary tool
-Do’s and Don’ts of effective vocabulary instruction
-how Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, and Vocabulary all play roles in developing comprehension
-how fluent vs. struggling readers differ in their comprehension needs
-how types of teacher questions and teacher responses can affect comprehension development
-eight essential comprehension strategies
In addition to increasing your understanding of these Five Components of reading, you’ll also learn about Written Expression and Oral Language and the important roles they play in the overall reading process.