Webinar: Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction & Assessment, Pre-K–6

06/04/2020 - 12:00pm

Grade levels: Professional Development, Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Content areas: English Language Arts, Professional Development

District/Organization: edWeb

The more knowledge and effective tools teachers have, the more successful readers and writers their students become.

In this edWebinar, Martha Hougen, Ph.D., and Susan Smartt, Ph.D., will discuss the science of reading research and how the research informs effective literacy instruction for all students. The essential components of literacy and how to integrate features of effective instruction will be presented along with explicit instructional strategies, scripted lesson plans, and online resources.

Dr. Hougen and Dr. Smartt will highlight the connection of the science of reading to effective structured literacy instruction. Instructional strategies of one essential foundational skill, phonological awareness, will be presented in-depth. For example, modeling of instructional strategies that support phonological awareness and its relationship to orthographic mapping and phonics instruction will be provided. Throughout the presentation, Dr. Hougen and Dr. Smartt will reference content from their book, Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction & Assessment, Pre-K–6, Second Edition. Unique features of the text, such as reflection activities and direct practice opportunities with students, will be noted.

This edWebinar will be of interest to pre-K through middle school teachers, school and district leaders, teacher educators, preservice teacher candidates, and other professionals involved in teaching foundational literacy skills. There will be time to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.