A course for all teachers of reading and spelling.

This course is offered in four 30-minute recorded lessons.

Lesson 1: Introduction to English phonology; Working with consonant phonemes

Lesson 2: Working with vowel phonemes; Correct modeling of phonemes

Lesson 3: Special considerations (ex: dialect vs. accent) and how to address during instruction

Lesson 4: Activities for developing awareness of all English phonemes in fun and meaningful ways

Recordings of the lessons are available to SPELL-Link’d members.

JOIN SPELL-Link’d for access to the Part 1 lesson recordings.

Begins June 17!

Phonemic Awareness for Practitioners Part 2: Becoming Proficient in Phonemic Awareness Skill

You still have time to complete the recorded Part 1 in SPELL-Link’d before Part 2 begins.

All live sessions of Part 2 will be recorded for viewing within the SPELL-Link’d community.

Course Description

It’s been nearly 30 years since phonemic awareness instruction was mandated for all students learning to read and spell, yet many practitioners have not received the practical skill training THEY need to achieve the phonemic awareness proficiency needed to teach these skills to their students. Attend this FREE online course to learn and practice, practice, practice working with English phonemes using many of the same engaging materials and activities you can then use with your students.

In this course, you’ll learn only what you need to know and learn through guided observation and hands-on practice with materials and activities that you can immediately put into practice with your own students. If you already own a set of SPELL-Links Keyword Picture Cards, have them handy when you log on. But no worries if you don’t have these materials—no purchase required! We’ll give you all the materials you need to participate in this powerful learning experience.

Learning Objectives:

1. Model correct pronunciation of each phoneme.

2. Identify which phonemes are most easily confused with others and how to support a student’s discrimination and correct identification of these phonemes.

3. Use keyword picture representations of phonemes (for example, the picture of a “pan” to represent /p/) to develop awareness of English consonant and vowel phonemes.

4. Explain the difference between accent and dialect and how each impacts teaching and learning English phonemes.

Begins June 17!

Phonemic Awareness for Practitioners Part 2: Becoming Proficient in Phonemic Awareness Skill

You still have time to complete the recorded Part 1 in SPELL-Link’d before Part 2 begins.

All live sessions of Part 2 will be recorded for viewing within the SPELL-Link’d community.