Proven strategies will be shared within the following upper level skill areas that are necessary for successful reading and spelling:– Upper Level Letter Sounds
– High Level Phonemic Awareness
– Decoding Words with Consonant Blends
– Multisyllable Division Rules and Strategies for Longer Words
– Morphological Awareness involving Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
– Phonetically Irregular Sight Words
– Spelling Rules
For training difficult letter sounds, the presenters will share unique and evidence-based strategies going beyond the typical“key word” method that is sometimes ineffective for those with phonemic awareness or working memory issues. Since research demonstrates that typically developing students are still developing phonemic awareness skills well into third and fourth grade, in particular sound manipulation skills, proven tips will be provided in this area. Older struggling readers often have an abundance of sequencing errors when reading and pronouncing words with consonant blends, and for this reason, strategies for preventing and eliminating sequencing errors in consonant blend type words will be shared.
Because the ability to decode longer words is often the major difference between good and poor readers, mnemonic techniques for dividing multisyllable words to determine the vowel sounds will be shown. The presenter will also delve into morphology, with basic activities for training reading, spelling, and the meanings of longer words containing using prefixes, roots, and suffixes. Special techniques will be demonstrated for training acquisition of phonetically irregular sight words such as “what,” and “come, ” since fluent reading is dependent upon the ability to quickly read these difficult-to-learn words. Many different types of strategies will be shared including some showing the use of Reading with TLC resources. For more information, visit www.readingwithtlc.com
Whether you watch live or view the recording, this training offers 2 cont. ed. hours for all, and Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) for Speech Language Pathologists. ASHA accepts CMHs towards the 30 hours needed for re-certification.