In this webinar we were welcomed by Marjorie Bottari, Director of Professional Development at Heggerty! Marjorie joined us to discuss strategies for playing with language in the classroom, and how to teach phonological awareness in early childhood. We dove into into phonological awareness, phonemic awareness and phonics in early childhood.Marjorie shared the research behind the importance of phonological awareness, and how we can teach it in the home and the classroom! Keep reading to access the recording and the slides!
🎤Our Special Guests:
Marjorie Bottari – Director of Development at Heggerty!
Marjorie Bottari is an experienced teacher, reading specialist, reading coach, and elementary administrator. She has had the opportunity to work with a variety of grade levels, ranging from Pre-K-8. Marjorie has earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Elmhurst College, a master’s degree as a reading specialist from DePaul University, and a master’s in educational leadership and administration from Benedictine University. Marjorie had an opportunity to work with and learn from Dr. Michael Heggerty, who served as her mentor when receiving her administrative degree. Marjorie joined Heggerty in 2018 and is the co-author of Bridge the Gap and the Early Pre-Kindergarten curriculum.
🧪Key Learning Outcomes from Marjorie!
- Phonemic awareness is an understanding that spoken words are made up of individual sounds (called phonemes). It is the foundation on which phonics instruction (showing words or letters in print) are built.
- Phonological awareness is critical for learning to read any alphabetic writing system. It has even been shown to account for early reading skills in non-alphabetic languages.
- Educators can teach phonological awareness in the classroom through: rhyming, isolating or segmenting sounds in a word and blending sounds to make a word.
- Explicit phonological awareness in the early years has been shown to increase reading and spelling achievement among preschoolers.
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