Author, curriculum designer, and educational consultant Denise Eide is available for teacher in-service training on the five components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. These in-service training hours will provide your teachers with the tools to teach reading more effectively, answer students' questions, and integrate content from Uncovering the Logic of English into current curriculum. Workshops are applicable to all teachers in PreK-12 and will be tailored to the specific needs and setting of the school.
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Hours 1 & 2
- The Literacy Crisis - statistics
- Brief Definitions of Whole Language, Sight Word education and “inconsistent phonics”.
- Reading is the foundation.
- The Problem of English
- The immensity of the English language - where do we begin?
- Commonly taught oversimplifications and how they distort our understanding of words
- Limits of the human visual-auditory memory
- Foundational Keys to the Code
- 45 Phonemes
- 74 Basic Phonograms
- Vowels and Consonants
- The relationship between speech development and learning to read.
- Developing phonemic awareness - its importance, classroom activities to facilitate growth.
- Types of learners: logical/literal and intuitive learners
- Learning all the sounds for A-Z.
- Developing direct memory links between sounds and their visual representations
- Teaching the phonograms using all the learning modes: auditory, kinesthetic, visual, and speech
- A demonstration of how teaching all the sounds and providing complete information benefits all students - but especially engineering and math minded kids
- The teacher’s will learn through discovery: 5 rules, a minimum of 8 multi-letter phonograms, 9 reasons for a silent final E which will enhance their understanding of English, and how to teach in an engaging manner which leads students to discover the pattens underlying English.
- The auditory, kinesthetic, and visual components of reading
- Functional MRI research and NICHD longitudinal studies which demonstrate the scientific value to applying this knowledge in our classrooms.
Hours 3 & 4
These additional hours will provide more practical ideas, application, integration of the material with words, learning styles, and teaching young children.
- Teaching the phonograms using large motor skill writing as a way of connecting with kinesthetic learners and preparing students for writing.
- Visual muscle memory and preventing visual confusion.
- Some reasons kids reverse letters
- How to prevent/minimize reversals
- Applying the rules to words. Teachers will experience how to apply this material to teaching words through spelling and multi-modality experiences of words.
- Vocabulary development - moving beyond the phonograms
- The importance of teaching to mastery.
- Fun, engaging, multi-modality activities for teaching young students the phonograms.
- Respecting children - building attention spans naturally, recognizing various learning styles, understanding the repetition needed for mastery, the importance of rest and movement
- The broken hearts of the illiterate
Expanding to a full day training allows for more breadth of coverage of material including:
- Introduction to a minimum of 5 additional spelling rules and 15 multi-letter phonograms
- Teaching fluency
- Reading comprehension strategies including: find the main idea and supporting statements, and cause and effect
With the second day, content is interwoven with a teacher practicum providing teachers greater mastery and confidence in bringing the material to their classrooms. In addition, the second day provides time for teachers to be introduced to all 74 phonograms and 30 spelling rules and to practice teaching the rules within words. Greater coverage is also provided of reading comprehension including strategies such as: predicting, inferring, drawing conclusions, comparing and contrasting, and interpreting figurative language.