The Perfect Recipe for Building a Foundation in Phonological Awareness Learning: A Sandcastle Analogy

August 27, 2016
8:30 – 11:30 am

United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive

Houston, Texas 77007

Cost: $20.00 (Snack Provided)

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Grand sandcastle on the beach during a summer day

Just like a sandcastle needs a firm support for its formation. Young children need a sturdy base to build their structures for literacy. How do early childhood teachers do this? Mix a strong understanding of phonological awareness with a scoop of reading, singing, and playing with language. Plop down authentic activities to become more phonologically aware. Add a jiggle of the age-appropriate skills needed for reading development. What are you left with? You have the phonological groundwork for the foundation of reading.

Phonological awareness is one of the strongest predictors of reading success (Yopp & Yopp, 2011, p.14). This training session will help early childhood teachers develop a strong understanding of the multiple layers and many components of phonological awareness. It will assist teachers in becoming more phonologically aware by reading, singing, and playing with language and learning how to build a firm support for literacy.

Amelia Hewitt, Ed.D. & Kim Pinkerton, Ed.D.
Amelia Hewitt, Ed.D. & Kim Pinkerton, Ed.D.

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