Michigan is taking action to turn around the substandard trends in early literacy the state has seen in recent years. This course outlines Essential 4 in the series of research-supported instructional practices designed to positively impact literacy development for K-3. Essential 4 will focus on building phonological awareness for your students. You will also become familiar with the current state of early literacy performance as well as research and methods that uphold this essential. This course is part of the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy, K-3 series.
In this course, you will:
- Recognize the state of Early Literacy in Michigan and your role in the improvement process,
- Assess your current knowledge of Early Literacy teaching methods, especially this essential practice,
- Understand the importance of phonological awareness for young readers along with the teaching strategies that work best, and
- View classroom videos that demonstrate the essential in practice.