Foundations of Reading Series

Foundations of Reading: Sound Walls

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Session Dates

Tuesday February 18, 2020 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM


Beginning readers need to learn that letters represent the speech sounds of our language. One instructional tool to facilitate this understanding is a sound wall. A sound wall organizes words by place and manner of articulation of speech sounds. Organizing words by speech sounds helps early readers connect phonology and orthography.
This training provides the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to move from a word wall to a sound wall, grounding the learning in a seminal theoretical framework.


Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between a word wall and a sound wall.
  • Describe the features of consonants.
  • Describe the features of vowels.

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:


Sonia Delligatti


Pam Kastner