LETRS AND THE FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS
Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling
Module 2 & 3
o LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Phoneme Awareness
This module defines the “ph” words; introduces the speech sound (phoneme) system of English; compares it to Spanish; and discusses the importance of phonological awareness for reading and spelling an alphabetic writing system. Module 2 clarifies why children confuse certain phonemes and how to give corrective feedback. Instructional activities along the entire phonological continuum are demonstrated and practiced.
o LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works
This module explores the structure and history of English spelling from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns in orthography, including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). The module clarifies differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high-frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling, and word study.
LETRS Module 2 & 3 by Joan McDonnell
Experienced Certified LETRS trainer.
The course will be fast paced, empowering, and well worth your time.
Location Columbia Ridge Elementary Library
Open to all preschool to 5th grade teachers
Fee: $50.00 for each module
Session One: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 3:30 – 6:30
Session Two: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 3:30 – 6:30
Session Three: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 3:30 – 6:30
Session One: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 3:30 – 6:30
Session Two: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3:30 – 6:30
Session Three: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 3:30 – 6:30