Participants will leave this session with an understanding of the vertical sequence of phonics instruction. Many young teachers today were students during the era of Whole Language and were never taught how to “break the code” of our language system. Understanding the alphabetic principle is the basis for decoding words. This session provides the basics of what teachers in Kindergarten – 2nd grade must know to prepare young children to “break the code” and become independent readers. This session will be presented from a leadership perspective, including the “Look Fors” that early learning leaders should see when supervising early learning classrooms.
Phonics Phun! A Leadership Perspective
810 First Street NE Washington, DC 20002
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
806 A & B