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
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.
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
The following resources will be utilized in this training exercise:
In groups, discuss contemporary schools of thought on Phonemic Awareness Instruction.
In groups, manipulate photos, pictures and other graphics as stimulus to generate initial, medial and final sounds of specific words.
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.