Teaching Reading: K-2 Workshop
Before You Watch | Word Study and Fluency
The video for this session examines word study and explicit fluency instruction in the primary grades. Dr. Jeanne R. Paratore’s lecture reviews the four foundational elements of emergent literacy, the principles of phonics instruction, and the development of accuracy and fluency. The workshop participants then watch a set of classroom excerpts that illustrate Dr. Paratore’s lecture. In the final activity, workshop participants analyze a phonics lesson in terms of the research presented in her lecture. The ensuing discussion highlights the controversies around effective phonics instruction.
Materials Needed for This Session
Several books with good rimes you use with your students.
Throughout this session, questions are posed to guide you through the topic. If you are working in a group discuss your responses; if you are working alone reflect on them in your journal.
To prepare for the workshop session you will tap your prior knowledge, read two articles on word study and fluency, and review important terms.
What do you already know?
Print and complete the Word Study Concept Chart (PDF)
Assignment: Save your Word Study Chart to revise at the end of the session.
Read this article:
How To Teach Phonics Part: 1 | 2 | 3 (PDF)
Cunningham, P. M., and J. W. Cunningham. “What We Know About How To Teach Phonics.” In Farstrup, S. E., and S. J. Samuels eds. What Research Has To Say About Reading Instruction, 87-109. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, 2000. www.reading.org
Review these important terms:
Revise your chart
Return to your Word Study Concept Chart. Add any new thoughts, ideas, or questions based on the reading and review of important terms.
Workshop 1 Creating a Literate Community
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles for creating effective classroom routines and environments.
Workshop 2 Supporting the English Language Learner
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of effective early literacy instruction for English Language Learners.
Workshop 3 Word Study and Fluency
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of word study and fluency in early literacy.
Workshop 4 Comprehension and Response
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of effective comprehension instruction in early literacy.
Workshop 5 Teaching Writing as a Process
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles on writing instruction in early literacy.
Workshop 6 Differentiating Instruction
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of differentiating instruction in early literacy.
Workshop 7 Using Assessment To Guide Instruction
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of assessment in early literacy.
video 8 Connecting School and Home
In this session, teachers will examine their beliefs on how parents contribute to students' literacy and their own roles in engaging parents as partners in student motivation and learning. They will discuss their own interactions with parents and explore ways they might build on existing practices.