Foundations of Reading: Advanced Phonemic Awareness-Beyond Blending and Segmenting

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Session Dates

Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Early literacy skills underpin later reading success. The research strongly supports phonemic awareness as an essential foundational skill related to reading success.  This training will focus on the research evidence related to phonemic awareness to advanced levels for primary students in grades Kindergarten through Second Grade.  Participants will be instructed in how to successfully implement a direct, explicit, and systematic phonemic awareness instruction into daily classroom practice. Specifically, instructional practices shared will  support students consistent engagement with manipulating sounds at the word, syllable, onset-rime, and phoneme level.  Language awareness skills will focus on classic nursery rhymes. Assessments related to phonemic awareness will also be offered.


Participants will be able to:
-    Define Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
-    Define the 10 components included in the Phonemic Awareness curriculum
-    List the scope & sequence for each skill over the 35 weeks of lessons
-    Demonstrate modeling, including hand motions, of a complete lesson
-    Describe using Phonemic Awareness in an intervention setting
-    Produce a plan for assessment and monitoring of student progress

Target Audience

Special educators, regular educators, reading specialists, administrators, parents

Topics Covered: Literacy

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp


Pam Kastner