Boosting teachers’ knowledge of phonemic awareness and…

phonemic awareness

Join us for a post-Halloween-candy-overdose party!

BYOC…Bring Your Own Candy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

We’ll play with the candy to become experts in phonemic awareness and phonics.

If you teach reading, these are the fundamentals of our language that you need to know.

Researchers have repeatedly discovered that elementary teachers have poor knowledge of phonemic awareness and phonics knowledge (e.g.,ย Moats, 1994 orย ย Cunningham et al., 2009).ย  ๐Ÿ™

And…teachers with stronger knowledge in these domains get stronger outcomes in their students’ reading (e.g., McCutchen et al., 2002a or McCutchen et al., 2002b).

The good news is that it’s easy to learn–most of us just haven’t been taught it before.

So, let’s turn it into a party!! Be on the lookout for a prize, too! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  1. Forgot to mention that not only is phonemic awareness (PA) vital for teachers, it’s THE most important early reading skill.

    Those children that get PA early, become good readers early, AND… become good readers for life.

    Check out the famous “Matthew effects” study by Keith Stanovich, which stresses the utmost important of PA and how it also bi-directionally impacts reading: