The difference between balanced literacy and explicit, systematic phonics instruction is difficult for many teachers and administrators to understand. Yet understanding and being able to recognize the differences is critical to early reading success. Participants in this session learn to: (1) confidently know the attributes of each, (2) explain the differences to others and why they matter, and (3) evaluate whether the methods used in their schools and classrooms qualify as the most effective based on current research.
READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Examine a collaborative service model designed to deliver literacy services to children and adults with language learning disabilities.
Disclosure: Linda Farrell and Michael Hunter have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.