This Knowledge Block will help untangle a bunch of “ph” terms associated with the Science of Reading and clarify the role of phonological awareness in skilled reading. Participants will learn how to assess phonological awareness, and learn planning strategies and instructional approaches that can be used to teach phonological awareness in face-to-face and virtual settings.
Who should take this Knowledge Block:
Secondary educators who work with long-term developing readers
What you will learn:
The relationship between phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phoneme proficiency
How phonological awareness predicts future reading success
Features of the 44 phonemes (speech sounds) in English
How to give, score, and analyze the Phonological Awareness Screening Test (PAST)
A scaffolded instructional routine for teaching phonological awareness skills
Phonological Awareness Screening Test (PAST) by Dr. David Kilpatrick
Forms A, B, C, & D
PDF handout that shows the continuum of phonological awareness
Video that models correct pronunciation of the 44 phonemes in English
Virtual manipulatives for phonological awareness instruction
PDF of all slides in handout form
Certificate of Completion
Phonological Awareness: What, Why, and How?
Phonological awareness predicts future reading success. Participants will learn how to teach and assess phonological awareness skills.
The Science of Reading embodies over 40 years of research findings from multiple fields of study that shine a light on key fundamental principles of reading instruction. Participants will learn about three “anchors” that have emerged from this research.