These recorded sessions are available until December 31st at 5:00 pm. You will need to watch the entire session and follow the instructions at the end of the presentation if you would like to receive the 1.5 hours of Supplemental Professional Learning offered for your participation.
The Phonemic Awareness professional development webinar, provided by Erica Suarez, provides educators with an overview of the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Pre-Kindergarten curriculum.
Participants will learn about the lesson components and activities included in Pre-Kindergarten curriculum. A lesson will be modeled and all participants will be equipped to implement the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum in their Pre-K classrooms.
An outline of the recorded session is as follows:
1. What is Phonemic Awareness?-Defining Phonological and Phonemic Awareness and how it is different from Phonics
2. Why is Phonemic Awareness Important?-Brief overview of the research behind the curriculum & its alignment to the state standards
3. How can the lessons be implemented in a classroom?-Defining the 10 components included in the Phonemic Awareness curriculum
a. Review of the scope & sequence for each skill over the 35 weeks of lessons
i. Complete modeled lesson
ii. 8 Phonemic Awareness skills: Rhyming, Onset Fluency, Blending, Segmenting, Isolating Final
or Medial Sounds, Adding, Deleting, and Substituting Phonemes
b. Hand motions modeled for some skills
iii. 2 Early Literacy Components: Letter Naming & Language Awareness
4. Suggestions for implementing Phonemic Awareness in an intervention setting
5. Questions and Answers