This class complements instructional practices learned in Phonics First Level I or Structures Level I, with an in-depth focus on the science of teaching reading to all students. This research and knowledge enhances a teachers’ ability to meet the needs of all students. The class emphasizes how the brain learns to read through both decoding skills and language comprehension. Teachers leave with a deeper understanding of how to implement effective teaching methods for teaching decoding, language comprehension and reading comprehension.
Participants learn the research and practical application of:
• Theoretical models of reading research and their impact on reading instruction
• Simple View of Reading
• Four-Part Mental Processor
• Scarborough’s Rope
• Chall’s Stages of Reading Development
• Broader phonological and phonemic awareness development models
• Permanent word storage within the brain and the impact for classroom instructional practices
• Sound walls vs. using a traditional word wall
• Orthographic Mapping and how to promote this essential skill
• Fluency in the sub-skills of phonemic awareness and phonics
• Expanded components of oral reading fluency instruction: accuracy, rate and prosody within the Phonics First® and Structures curriculum.
• Building student’s background knowledge within the cla