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Critical Role of Phonemic Awareness in Foundational Reading Skills
Tuesday August 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Kay MacPhee, Lead Researcher and Author of Ooka Island; and Sara Vartanian, Educational Consultant and Reading Coach
Sponsored by Scholastic Education, Digital Solutions
In this recorded edWebinar with Dr. Kay MacPhee, Lead Researcher and Author of Ooka Island, and Sara Vartanian, Educational Consultant and Reading Coach, educators will learn:
- How learning to read begins with a single sound
- How phonemic awareness strengthens other foundational literacy skills
- Why developing automaticity and speed of listening is crucial
- Best practices to teach phonemic awareness in the PreK-2 classroom
Watch this session to gain strategies for teaching your students phonemic awareness, and learn why phonemic awareness is critical for building foundational literacy skills. PreK through grade two teachers and administrators will benefit from watching this recorded session.
About the Presenters
Beginning as an educator, and inspired by her deaf son, Dr. Kay MacPhee has devoted her life to developing evidence-based reading programs for all children. She has spent 25 years as an accomplished researcher and her concepts were ranked #1 by The What Works Clearinghouse. Her latest program is Ooka Island, which teaches foundational reading for PreK-2.
Sara Vartanian is an educational consultant, reading coach, and an educator with over 10 years of classroom experience.
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