Early Reading Success: Phonological Awareness and Phonics Strategies to Accelerate Learning (Course ONLY)
Welcome to "Early Reading Success!" This self-guided, online, Science of Reading-based course gives you the tools you need to teach your children to read. The four modules teach principles of phonological awareness, followed by early, intermediate, and advanced phonics teaching strategies.
***Note that this set is designed for people who already have access to my Early Phonics, Phonics Time, and Advanced Phonics programs. If you do not have access to these, I recommend purchasing the Bundled version.
You will learn:
- Fundamentals of the Science of Reading, phonological awareness, and phonics instruction
- Research-supported multisensory strategies to accelerate learning.
- How to use songs and other strategies to effectively introduce, teach, and review concepts
- Strategies for creating student-generated rubrics and assessments
- Ways to make teaching more efficient and effective through a structured inquiry process
- Ways to teach the reading in a way that fosters a positive, motivational classroom atmosphere.
Why is the course focusing on phonological awareness and phonics? Studies indicate that if students don’t read proficiently by the end of third grade, they statistically are more likely to experience continued academic difficulties, may not graduate on time from high school, and are more likely to have economic hardships later in life (Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2013). The landmark government-sponsored National Reading Panel report (2000) recommended explicit instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics as the most effective strategy to help our struggling readers--and benefits ALL readers.
It's my mission as a teacher, and with EduTunes, to make a difference--so I will do anything I can to help promote success for your students. I'll also work hard to help YOU to succeed in this course--so you will be able to connect with me anytime you need support through our private Facebook group.
*** I highly recommend purchasing Early Phonics, Phonics Time, and/or Advanced Phonics along with this course. Note that I have included a BUNDLE option including all three to accommodate all levels of need--from struggling to advanced readers.
*** Once you purchase the course, I will contact you with course details and login credentials.
These are some things your colleagues have said about this course!
"I found this course to be extremely insightful and has helped me to understand the stages young children go through when learning how to read. I was able to apply various strategies into my classroom routine and assist the struggling readers in my class to make steady progress ... I have found incorporating music videos to teach foundational concepts is extremely helpful. I found that my struggling readers were able to catch on a lot quicker and easier when there was a song they could remember. Iʻm excited to continue implementing these strategies and videos as I continue to teach my Kindergarteners how to read."
-Kristi Okura, Kindergarten Teacher
"Before the course, I believed that my implementation of phonics strategies was good. After taking this course, I have a stronger and better understanding of phonics ... I now have tools to not only teach my struggling students, but also my average and advanced students ... This course has made me a stronger teacher. I will continue to use the music videos and the knowledge and teaching skills I learned so that my students can have greater success in reading and writing."
-Julia Salvido, First Grade Teacher
"This year has been quite difficult for me and my students because of distance learning. Using the songs we have learned in this course during online instruction has enhanced my teaching and also made learning fun for the students. Prior to this course, I was doing (another phonics-based program), but it was becoming mundane and my students were losing interest. Once I began adding the songs from this course to my instruction my students' attitudes changed and they were totally engaged. My students would often ask for many songs to be replayed because they loved to sing along and read the words/sounds. I am happy to see the progress my students have made in their reading skills due to this course."
-Joleen Ko, First Grade Teacher
"I would recommend this course to anyone who teaches English at an elementary school level. The videos, strategies and activities are age appropriate and engaging. This course has benefited me as a professional by allowing me to gain a deeper understanding of the basic concepts of phonics and phonological awareness."
-Grace Chang, Fully self contained pre-k classroom
"It was very rewarding to see the excitement in the students when they watched the videos and participated in the activities...I was amazed to see that in implementing just several of the strategies learned in this course I was able to see student growth... I am eager to continue to utilize these resources in the future to assist students in learning how to read. I have improved as a professional and in my ability to effectively teach reading to my students."
- Erin Drayer, First Grade Teacher
"I’ve gained so many great strategies, songs, activities, and understandings of the importance of building phonological awareness in teaching children to read. I look forward to incorporating all the strategies I’ve learned and have gained confidence in my ability to teach phonics to my students. I will be sure to incorporate music in my classroom in all different ways and in the different subject areas as it's such an easy and useful strategy in teaching young children. I also plan to work on incorporating my student’s input into rubrics on activities as some students will take it seriously and will work to learn the phonics strategies. Finally, I send a big thank you to Jenny for developing and sharing her knowledge of teaching phonics and her educational songs with me as it makes me a more effective teacher."
-Cheri Masumoto, Kindergarten Teacher
"My big takeaway from this course is that I now have all the resources and knowledge of how to teach my children and my struggling readers. I know this course was mainly for lower grades but my students can benefit from these resources too. I will be able to incorporate many of these videos and use the Structured Inquiry Framework. I will be using the “Past Tense Tricks”, “ Plurals, Plurals, Plurals, Plurals”, “Prefix/suffix” “7 kinds of Syllables”, and “Dividing Syllables” to name a few."
Corrina Yonemori, 5th Grade Teacher/Parent of a kindergartener and a second grader
"At the beginning of this course, I strictly followed (my school's) curriculum. However, this course has given me the tools to supplement when needed and I've learned how important it is to focus the phonics skills to grow and become proficient as readers and writers. My students are enjoying learning the skills through song and are reciting and singing the rules when they are independently reading and writing. It is great to see them able to apply those when reading books. I have grown as an educator by intentionally putting into practice the strategies I learned in this course. I look forward to getting stronger and integrating more songs and phonics strategies across my curriculum."
-Mia Moliaro, K-1 Teacher
"I can’t help but wish I would have had this knowledge 6 years ago when I started my kindergarten inclusion year. I’ve had anywhere from 1 to 6 students in my class at a time with IEP’s and need of specially designed instruction. The teaching strategies and resources provided in this course will be ones that I will continue to use and incorporate into my lessons regularly. I think that other teachers will find this useful as well. I plan to recommend this course to my colleagues in hopes of encouraging them to build the foundations in reading...I am trained in (another program) to teach struggling readers to read. I will continue to use (those) strategies but will also incorporate these videos into my teaching practice. My students have much more fun and seem more motivated when they are presented with a video that they can sing and move along to while learning."
-Jen Burger, K-1 Special Education Inclusion Teacher
THANK YOU for considering this course! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Best wishes, and may 2021 bring you good health & lots of happiness.
This course and the materials included are copyright-protected by Jennifer Kramer, 2021. All Rights Reserved. By purchasing this course, you agree to use materials in your own home or classroom (in-person or virtually) only. You may use videos with your students during lessons and share videos that are available publicly. You agree not to place materials on YouTube, on a school Google Drive, or in any format that can be shared with others outside of your own classroom during the course, or at any time after the course ends. Feel free to contact Jennifer at email@example.com to request specific bundle and bulk purchase discounts to purchase additional products or products for a school.
* Note that this course may not be used for credit through the Hawaii Department of Education. Another version of the same course has been designed for Hawaii's teachers.