INTRODUCTION January 24


ORAL LANGUAGE AND READING DEVELOPMENT January 26


CORE AREAS OF READING AND COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS - January 31



EMERGENT LITERACY AND CONCEPTS OF PRINT - February 2


SOUNDS OF LANGUAGE: PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS - February 7


PHONEMIC AWARENESS ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION - February 9

QUIZ, PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS INTO PHONICS - February 14

  • TOPICS FOR QUIZ #1:
    • Reading Guide #1:
      • Five core areas of reading instruction
      • Stages of Reading Development and Skills Associated with Each
    • Stages of Spelling Development and Associated Spelling Patterns (see WTW book, Ch. 1)
    • Concepts of Print
    • Terms associated with Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness, and Phonics (Beck's vocabulary terms and how they fit together in the graphic organizer we covered in class)
    • Sequence of Phonological Awareness Activities
  • Directions for Literacy Photo Journal Assignment


PHONICS I AND WORD STUDY: February 14
Letter-Sound Correspondence; Consonants and Short Vowels


PHONICS II AND WORD STUDY: February 16 and February 21
Long vowels, digraphs, and other vowel/syllable patterns and Word Study


PREPARING YOUR PHOTO JOURNAL - February 23