Dates: July 30 - August 3
(8:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m.)
Phonics K–3 is available as a 5 days on-campus (credit or noncredit) or online (credit only). This course is worth 3 graduate credits or up to 35 noncredit professional development points (on-campus only).
Learn the role that phonics, phonological awareness, vocabulary, spelling and word study instruction play in learning to read and write. You'll expand your knowledge of the alphabetic principle and how words work, develop an understanding of the essential elements of a word study curriculum, learn how to assess students' reading and writing for phonics and spelling knowledge and use a continuum of word study to plan for instruction. We'll give attention to supporting English language learners and students who have difficulty learning to read and write.
- Assess your personal understanding and knowledge of what children need to know about letters, words, and how they work
- Develop a continuum of what children need to know about letters, words, and how they work across grades K–3
- Learn how to plan for the word study/phonics curriculum for the children in your classrooms
- Learn how to administer and analyze a variety of individual and group assessments
- Plan for effective letter and word study centers
- Learn how to integrate phonics and vocabulary study across the literacy curriculum
- Develop a comprehensive system for spelling instruction
These are required texts for the course. You must bring them to class each day.
- Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (1998). Word matters: Teaching phonics and spelling in the reading/writing classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
- Pinnell, G.S. and Fountas, I.C. (2008). When readers struggle: Teaching that works. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
- Pinnell, G.S. and Fountas, I.C. (2017). The comprehensive phonics, spelling, and word study guide. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
- Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (2017). The fountas & pinnell literacy continuum: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching, expanded edition. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Getting the Texts
There will not be any lending or borrowing of books from the Center. Please plan to:
|Format||Tuition||Registration Fee||Technology Fee||Copyright Fee||Total||Discounts|
|Noncredit (On-campus or hybrid)||$795||N/A||N/A||N/A||$795||10%: Literacy Collaborative network|
|3 Graduate Credits
|3 Graduate Credits (Online)||$650/credit||$20||$30||$50||$2,050|
How to Register
You can take this course for noncredit or earn 3 graduate credits by completing additional assignments and paying an additional fee.