to the Scholastic Online Workshop! I am delighted to explore with
you the topic of Supporting Emergent Literacy: Developing Story
Language, Phonemic Awareness, and Phonics. This series of three
interactive workshops is self-paced. Throughout the workshops you
may ask questions, share your thoughts and make comments directly
to other course participants by clicking on the Ask a Question button
on the left. After your message is reviewed by a Scholastic staff
member, it will be posted to the course bulletin board for all participants
In Session One, we will look at oral
language activities that support literacy acquisition.
In Session Two, I will define phonemic awareness, discuss its
importance to reading and writing, and share classroom activities
that promote its development.
In Session Three I will define the term phonics, discuss
why it is important to reading and writing, and share instructional
activities and materials that support phonics in the classroom.
Here you'll find my final comments on the workshop, as well
as a printable certificate of completion.
I hope your
knowledge of oral language, phonemic awareness, and phonics activities
will increase as a result of this workshop, and that you will discover
some new resources and ideas for your classroom instruction.