Foundations of Reading Series

Foundations of Reading: Phonemic Awareness to Advanced Levels

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Session Dates

Wednesday September 25, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


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 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. Assessments related to phonemic awareness will also be offered.


Participants will be able to:

  • Define phonemic awareness
  • List the scope and sequence of phonemic awareness skills from least complex to most complex
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scope and sequence of phonemic awareness skill by matching a skill to an instructional practice
  • Articulate the speech sounds of the English language accurately
  • Demonstrate understanding of multisensory practices by engaging in accurate hand motions aligned to discrete phonemic awareness skills
  • List assessments (universal screeners, diagnostic, formative) that can be used to inform phonemic awareness instruction and intervention

Target Audience

Core classroom teachers, Special Educators, Reading Specialists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Literacy Coaches, English Learner Instructors, School Administrators, School Psychologists

Topics Covered: Literacy

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp


Pam Kastner