In this session, Dr. Anne Cunningham, UC Berkeley, will discuss the importance of phonological awareness as a foundation for reading and spelling. The National Early Literacy Panel outlined a continuum of phonological development and described phonological awareness as one of the five pillars for children’s successful literacy development. Dr. Cunningham will share the phonological continuum from age 3 to 7, and provide playful and engaging instructional activities to implement in your classroom.
This staff meeting is a must for elementary teachers who work with kids at all literacy levels. Give your staff the opportunity to have deep discussions about phonological awareness as a foundation for reading and spelling. Make sure to have teachers write a list of at least three ideas they can implement in the classroom tomorrow.