Reading Readiness (RR)September 17, 2021 9:18 pm
Research has demonstrated the importance of phonological awareness, letter recognition, and oral language in the acquisition of reading and spelling skills. Once students understand the sound structure of spoken language and can instantly name letters, they are ready to learn how sounds map onto letters. This knowledge builds their ability to decode unfamiliar words. Comprehension is developed through listening and retelling.
In Reading Readiness, participants learn 1) the foundational skills that are necessary to become fluent readers and accurate spellers; 2) hands-on, multisensory activities to teach and reinforce these skills; 3) strategies for building instant recognition of words with reliable and unexpected pronunciations; and 4) the importance of explicit and systematic handwriting instruction to spelling and writing.