Building Blocks of Reading Lower Elementary Ft. Cobb Afternoon
Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Fort Cobb, OK
Building Blocks of Reading for Younger Students: Presented by Dr. Mary Dahlgren. The building blocks of reading are the same for all readers, but they look different at different ages. In this session, we'll take a look at how the understanding of speech sounds (phonology), letter patterns (orthography), and meaningful word parts (morphology) impact reading for early childhood and lower elementary students. These building blocks allow students to become good decoders which leads to them being successful readers. Teachers will learn systematic and explicit ways to address these building blocks in the classroom, improving reading for all students.