Weekly outline

  • Phonemic Awareness

    This sections includes numerous resources for phonemic awareness.

    First, there is a difference between Phonological Awareness and Phonemic Awareness. Think of phonological awareness as the broad term for identifying and manipulating the large parts of spoken language. This includes hearing rhymes and manipulating sounds in words, syllables, and onsets and rimes. Phonemic awareness is a sub category of phonological awareness. It is the ability to identify and manipulate phonemes, or the smallest individual sounds in words that change the meaning of the word. Phonemic awareness has a narrower focus than phonological awareness.

  • Fluency

    This section includes multiple resources for fluency intervention.

    “Fluency is important because it provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension.” (Reading Links, 2002, p. 9).  

    Fluency doesn’t ensure comprehension, but comprehension is difficult without fluency.  If a reader is constantly stopping to decode and figure out unknown words, most likely meaning will be disrupted and the process of reading becomes long and laborious.

    When students make gains in reading fluency, they are able to put their energies into comprehension and are able to analyze, interpret, draw conclusions, and infer meaning from texts.  

  • Comprehension

    This section includes a variety of resources for comprehension interventions.

    Comprehension is:

    • ▪ constructing meaning from reading traditional text in print form (books, papers, magazines),
    • ▪ from listening to others read or
    • ▪ from viewing text in one of the many media available in our world today.

    Comprehension is a vehicle through which we:

    • ▪ gain meaning from the words someone else has constructed,
    • ▪ learn something new, to confirm something we think,
    • ▪ understand another’s viewpoint,
    • ▪ to relax and, yes,
    • ▪ even to escape from the everyday pressures of life

  • Phonics

    This section includes numerous activities and resourses for phonics activities.

    Phonics is simply the system of relationships between letters and sounds in a language

    Learning phonics will help your students learn to read and spell. Written language can be compared to a code, so knowing the sounds of letters and letter combinations will help your child decode words as he reads. Knowing phonics will also help your child know which letters to use as he writes words.

  • Vocabulary

    1. Generalization: being able to define the word

    2. Application: selecting an appropriate use of the word

    3. Breadth of meaning: recalling the different meanings of the word

    4. Precision of meaning: applying the word correctly to all possible situations

    5. Availability: being able to use the word productively.

  • Intervention Websites

    The websites below are phenomenal sources of intervention ideas. Please look through all the websites. They all contain a vast amount of information.

  • Behavior Interventions

  • Resources for ELL

    This section of the Moodle contains various resources for your ELL learners.