User:Blessedandrea/Andrea's Page

From WikiEducator
Jump to: navigation, search

Icon objectives.jpg
To develop teachers
  1. content knowledge in the area of Phonemic Awareness
  2. instructional and assessment competence in the area of Phonemic Awareness Instruction

Icon objectives.jpg


  • More robust knowledge-base of teachers in the area of Phonemic Awareness
  • Increased capability of teachers to instruct and assess in the area of Phonemic Awareness

Icon preknowledge.gif


Participants in this class would all be practising pre-school teachers with at least a rudimentary knowledge of the English Sound System and the understanding that this system must be taught in Language Arts classrooms.

Icon key points.gif
Key points
  • Oral nature of Phonemic Awareness
  • Differences between Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Instruction
  • Phonemic Awareness as a predictor of a child's future success in Reading

Icon multimedia.gif


The following resources will be utilized in this training exercise:
  • Commercially-sourced Phonemic Awareness games
  • Locally-prepared manipulatives
  • Photos, pictures and other graphics
  • Big books for 'Read Aloud' activities

Icon inter.gif

Web Resources

Grenada Literacy Policy

Icon discussion.gif

In groups, discuss contemporary schools of thought on Phonemic Awareness Instruction.

Icon activity.jpg

In groups, manipulate photos, pictures and other graphics as stimulus to generate initial, medial and final sounds of specific words.

Icon summary.gif


Icon assess.gif


Icon reflection.gif


  • Each teacher will write a reflective piece on the workshop, explaining at least one concept or strategy or methodology learned in the training event. Each participant will share his/her reflective piece with a professional colleague.