Teaching phonics to all!
with Dr Sarah Moseley
10 June 2022: 9 am – 12 pm
How to develop confidence in phonics terminology and teaching of a phonics curriculum
This session will focus on developing literacy skills as an entitlement of all learners, including those defined as having PMLD and the most complex needs.
We focus on what we mean by phonics, the role of letter-sound correspondence within reading for typically-developing learners and how this will look for our learners with more complex needs.
The aim is to develop confidence in phonics terminology, teach a phonics curriculum and develop prerequisite skills. We discuss how important an inclusive reading curriculum is to develop early reading skills within the best practice. We will explore a teaching sequence for phonics and progression linked to letter and sound phases.
We provide practical games/activities/links to IT and resources for each stage of the continuum, from those accessing a pre-formal curriculum to semi-formal and a more formal conventional reading curriculum.
NB: Updated to reflect the outcomes and implementation of the Reading Framework published in July 2021.
9 am Admissions and virtual tea/coffee to start the session
9.10 am Welcome & introduction to agenda
9.15 am Warm-up activity: chat task
9.20 am Session 1: What do we mean by phonics?
What is a phoneme – terminology and word recognition. How do we learn to read? Where does phonics fit within an inclusive reading curriculum? What may learners struggle with and why? How will this impact teaching?
10 am Breakout Room Chat Task
10.15 am Session 2 – The Importance of sound discrimination as the building blocks of phonics.
Where to begin with our learners, how to assess and where to start. Moving learners on, how do we do this? How do we engage, motivate, and support our learners’ spikey phonics learning profiles?
10.45 am COFFEE BREAK and mini online learning course
11.05 am Discussion of key points from online learning course
11.10 am Session 3: Session 3 – Planning for progression – how do we do this?
What will our reading curriculum look like, and how will this enable phonics to be learnt by all? Ten top tips to ensure our phonics teaching is inclusive, including example scheme of work and lesson structure.
11.45 am Questions and Answers
12 pm Thank you and goodbyes!
This course will be appropriate for classroom practitioners from special schools and colleges, mainstream settings with specialist SEN provision and early years settings, and working with pupils with severe/complex learning needs and autism, or both.
The following resources will be available in your account for one week after the course date: a digital recording of this event, any resources shared/signposted during the session and a transcript of Zoom chat.
Each place costs £60 plus VAT (£72 in total.)
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