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.


Workshop Information

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

Module 2

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

Module 3

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