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Learn More about the Science of Reading

What's included?

Learn the critical role of phonics in these sequential video tutorials

In this course, you will examine the role of phonics instruction in the reading process. Through these videos and modeled lessons, you will learn how to assess, teach, and build students' phonics skills using a variety of activities and resources. Topics covered include: syllable types, syllable division, common prefixes and suffixes, spelling generalizations/rules, multisensory teaching strategies for reading and spelling phonetic and non-phonetic words, assessment, progress monitoring, and lesson planning

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Section 1: Introduction to Phonics

    • Introduction to Phonics

    • Teaching Letter Names and Sounds

    • Common Letter Reversals

    • Phonics Printable Resources

    • Note-Taking Form

    • Chapter 1 Check for Understanding

  • 2

    Section 2: Syllable Types

    • Teaching Syllables Types

    • Cutting Patterns

    • Chapter 2 Check for Understanding

  • 3

    Section 3: Closed Syllables

    • Teaching Closed Syllables

    • Digraphs, Blends, Closed Syllable Exceptions, and Cutting Patterns

    • Chapter 3 Check for Understanding

  • 4

    Section 4: Open Syllables

    • Teaching Open Syllables

    • Cutting Patterns

    • Chapter 4 Check for Understanding

  • 5

    Section 5: Silent e Syllables

    • Teaching Silent e Syllables

    • The "Other" Reasons for Silent e

    • Chapter 5 Check for Understanding

  • 6

    Section 6: Vowel Team Syllables

    • Teaching Vowel Team Syllables

    • Chapter 6 Check for Understanding

  • 7

    Section 7: -Cle Syllables

    • Teaching -Cle Syllables

    • Chapter 7 Check for Understanding

  • 8

    Section 8: R Controlled Syllables

    • R Controlled Syllables

    • Chapter 8 Check for Understanding

  • 9

    Section 9: Suffixes and Spelling Rules

    • Suffixes

    • Spelling Rules

    • Chapter 9 Check for Understanding

  • 10

    Section 10: The Schwa Sound, Soft C and G, Silent Letter Patterns

    • The Schwa Sound

    • Soft C and G

    • Silent Letter Patterns

    • Chapter 10 Check for Understanding

  • 11

    Section 11: Common Prefixes, Decoding Strategies, and Accent Patterns

    • Common Prefixes

    • Decoding Strategies and Accent Patterns

    • Chapter 11 Check for Understanding

  • 12

    Section 12: Irregular Words

    • Teaching Irregular Words for Reading

    • Teaching Irregular Words for Spelling

    • Chapter 12 Check for Understanding

  • 13

    Section 13: Introducing New Learning Concepts

    • Teaching New Learning Concepts Part 1

    • Teaching New Learning Concepts Part 2

    • Resources and Links

    • Record Keeping Forms and Lesson Planning

    • Chapter 13 Check for Understanding

  • 14

    Section 14: Cumulative Review

    • Visual , Auditory, and Blending Drills

    • Word Reading

    • Spelling: Word and Sentence Dictation

    • Addition Reinforcement Activities

    • Chapter 14 Check for Understanding

  • 15

    Section 15: Screening and Benchmark Assessment

    • Introduction

    • DIBELS

    • Links and Resources

    • Chapter 15 Check for Understanding

  • 16

    Section 16: Formative Assessment

    • Introduction to Formative Assessment

    • Phonetic Decoding Assessment

    • Spelling Phonetic Words

    • Assessing Irregular Words

    • Phonics Decoding Assessment

    • Spelling Assessment

    • Irregular Words Assessment

    • Reading Phonograms in Isolation

    • Chapter 16 Check for Understanding

  • 17

    Section 17: Progress Monitoring

    • Progress Monitoring for Phonics Concepts

    • Chapter 17 Check for Understanding

    • End of Course Survey

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