In this session, participants will learn how the spelling routine supports reading and which TX-KEA measures benefit from the targeted instruction. This training focuses on a 4-step routine for providing explicit and systematic phonics instruction regardless of the phonics program implemented in the kindergarten classroom. Clear and consistent language is used for all parts of the routine and teachers are supported with a user-friendly lesson planning template, a spelling resource book for teachers (English only), and wall cards (English or Spanish). This foundational literacy component requires approximately 15 minutes of instruction per day.
*These resources are supplemental and not intended to replace any district required phonics program resources required by TAC §74.2001.
Please note: This session will be facilitated in English with a focus on English phonics instruction. However, the routine applies to both English and Spanish instruction. Adjustments for language-specific reading pedagogy and considerations for cross-linguistic transfer in emergent bilinguals will be included as time permits.