2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F9 - Making Phonemic Awareness and Basic Phonics Instruction Child Friendly, Engaging, and Multisensory

Oct 26, 2018 9:15am ‐ Oct 26, 2018 10:15am


This interactive session engages participants from the beginning! The presenters review the importance of engaging the whole child when teaching foundational reading skills by using a multisensory approach that incorporates visual, auditory, action, and story cues. Learn engaging, research-based strategies for teaching phonemic awareness and phonics for decoding and spelling to young children. A child-friendly approach motivates all learners, but these strategies have special appeal for children with dyslexia.

Learning Objectives:

  • HANDWRITING/WRITTEN LANGUAGE: Examine the importance of legible and fluent handwriting to make gains in reading, spelling and writing.
  • READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Outline the critical components for proficient reading including language development, phonological awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension.


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