Spring Semester Hybrid Graduate Course
Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom (Grades K-3)
January 28-29 and March 11-12, 2017 (8:00 am-5:00 pmeach day) on-campus + some online work
Instructor: Kris Haveles-Pelletier
Available to take for 3 graduate credits OR noncredit
This course offers educators the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the linguistic system, including relationships between oral and written language. The course includes an overview of current issues and research findings regarding exemplary word study, phonics instruction and vocabulary instruction for reading and writing.
Participants will learn about: nine categories of learning for phonics, spelling and word study; effective mini-lessons for use in the primary classroom; how vocabulary development impacts students’ reading comprehension and word solving; the role of phonological awareness in emergent literacy; letters and words and how to apply this knowledge to reading and writing continuous text; designing and planning for effective word study center activities; using students’ reading and writing to assess phonics and spelling knowledge; and a comprehensive word study/spelling system for grades 1-3. Attention will be given to supporting students who have difficulty with learning to read and write, and readers whose primary language is not English.