Presentation on theme: "Research Says: The inability to process and manipulate speech sounds is the most common cause of failure to acquire early reading skills Phonemic awareness."— Presentation transcript:
1 Research Says:The inability to process and manipulate speech sounds is the most common cause of failure to acquire early reading skillsPhonemic awareness is central in learning to read and writePhonological awareness ability in kindergarten is a powerful predictor of reading successPut on screen as participants arrive in the room.
2 Along The Path To Beginning Reading Success: Best Practices
3 Discussion Topics Focus for Session-Ages 3-7 and Struggling Readers Phonemic Awareness-Stages and ActivitiesBook AwarenessLetter/Sound RecognitionReally Cool Ideas/Resources
4 Really Cool Ideas Explain box; excellent in classrooms/daycares Ideas on today’s topicsTimer neededEvery ten minutesPull an idea from box
5 Phonemic Awareness: Its Importance and Stages Crucial skill for reading success; lagging behind linked to struggling readersPreschool: aware of word boundaries and differences at oral level; beginning to count out words in simple sentences; some rhymingKindergarten Years: awareness of words and syllables; rhyme; sounds within words
6 Phonemic Awareness Continued… Later in SK: letter sound recognition; awareness of individual sounds in words; counting and blending syllables; identify and generate rhyming wordsIn December of Grade One: blend and segment sounds at more complex level; delete and substitute individual sounds in words
7 Phonemic Awareness: Word Segmentation and Blending Hear and count number of words in given oral sentencesHow: clap, jump, tap, move buttonsSentences from stories, rhymes, poems, conversations, songs etc.Any learning in a game, fun format
8 Phonemic Awareness: Syllable Segmentation and Blending Next syllable chunks in wordsSimple to more complex wordsCount out and blend together syllables in given wordsYour own list of words
9 Phonemic Awareness: Rhyme/Rhyming Words Ability to recognize and generate rhymeNursery rhymes, songs, poems, & words (spelling patterns)Accept nonsense words that rhymeDo two words rhyme? bat-cat, no-newOdd Man Out - e.g. hike, book, look
10 Phonemic Awareness: Sound Segmentation and Blending Count out or blend sounds within wordsUp=u-p (2) make=m-a-k (3) stop=s-t-o-p (4)Use blocks, counters or sound boxesMost complex-delete and substitute a soundTurtle Talk, Yes/No, Odd Man OutInitial Sound Substitution: rat, cat, mat
11 Book Awareness Demonstrate use and reading of books Be the excited role modelUse proper wording with children-periods, capitals, sentences etc.Shared, echo and choral reading, daily story times (fiction and nonfiction), poems, listening to taped stories/CD’s…
12 Read, Read and Read! Daily reading at your sites and home Picture walks through story first -book’s vocabulary and predictionsEncourage oral talk, thinking and mental images about passage/story readSelection of books: rhyme, alphabet, pattern books, information text, pop-ups, word concepts, opposite words etc.
13 Recognition and Naming of Letters and Sounds Prerequisite for reading successAlphabet letters, books, songs, puzzles, games, learning carpetsSay/name letters in children’s names or favourite words or songsUse a multi-sensory approach; lots of actions, which children enjoy
14 Recognition and Naming of Letters and Sounds Cont’d Direct systematic instruction; consider Jolly Phonics with learning actionsComputer programs - match, sort and name lettersPersonal Dictionary – letter and pictureTwenty-six ice cream containers and lids, quick draw game, alliterations, 100 Square Matrix etc.
15 Grade One and HigherDaily reading practice at both the instructional and independent levelsWord study/working with words importantStruggling readers need more of word study---phonics, word/spelling patterns, phonemic awareness, word wall activitiesLots of good resources available e.g. theFour Blocks Literacy Model
16 Resources On Display Check resources here See the Scholar’s Choice Moyer display boothHandout – Resources of InterestWonderful Brand New Puppet SetsNew Stories-Come Alive SeriesCheck Four Blocks materials
17 Time Remaining? Hear Remaining Really Cool Ideas Discuss any handouts not yet referencedSharing of Ideas – Your Favorite Activities or ResourcesORComments and Questions
18 Thank you for your attendance! Good Luck in Your Roles!
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