An in-depth look at the teaching of phonics in a primary classroom,
focusing on nine areas of phonics and spelling learning, and the role of
letter-sound relationships in the reading/writing process
This course offers educators the opportunity to learn the role that phonics, phonological awareness, vocabulary, spelling, and word study instruction play in learning to read and write. Participants will expand their knowledge of the alphabetic principle and how words work, develop an understanding of the essential elements of a word study curriculum, learn how to assess students' reading and writing for phonics and spelling knowledge, and use a continuum of word study to plan for instruction. Attention will be given to supporting English language learners and to students who have difficulty learning to read and write. You can take this course for noncredit and earn 35 professional development hours or receive 3 graduate credits for an additional fee and by completing additional assignments.
These are required texts for the course. You must bring them to class each day.
***Participation in the course requires all of the books to learn the content, so every person needs the texts to participate with no exceptions. You can purchase the books through our online registration system or books can be rented/purchased from outside vendors such as Heinemann.com, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Chegg.com, or Knetbooks.com and will also be available for purchase at the Lesley University bookstore. There will not be any lending or borrowing of books from the Center.
You may take this Phonics course for noncredit or three graduate credits. See our online courses web page for more information about the online course option.
Step 1: Register with the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.
Step 2: Register for the course with the Lesley University Registrar's Office.
Step 3:Pay for the course via your LOIS account or the Student Accounts Office.
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