Instructing Phonics and Spelling
Along with phonemic awareness, phonics is a key component of reading success. While phonemic awareness is the understanding that the sounds of spoken language work together to make words, phonics is the understanding that there is a systematic and predictable relationship between phonemes and graphemes, the letters that represent those sounds in written language. When explicit phonics instruction is incorporated into a student’s reading program, that student is much more likely to comprehend what s/he reads, especially if that student is a struggling reader.
Instructing Phonics and Spelling is a seven-week course designed to teach educators the importance of direct phonics instruction as a part of a complete literacy program for all students. Participants will be introduced to various approaches to phonics instruction, technology tools to help them teach phonics effectively, and strategies to remediate phonics instruction for struggling readers. The course offers a highly structured approach to teaching phonics and spelling based on a variety of proven programs and approaches designed for teachers. Educators dive deep into their own State Standards throughout the course enabling them to implement the standards using the curriculum within his or her own teaching environment.
Graduate Credit: 3 graduate credits is equal to 67.5 PDPs
PDPs: 36 PDPs
Cost for courses varies through which College or University you choose to receive credit.
State Standards addressed in this course
|Course Session Topic||ELA Standards Customized to Your State Standards|
|Linking Phonemes and Graphemes||Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
|Spelling||Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.