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Developing Phonological Awareness in Preschool Children: Why and How

Course: #6708 Level: Intermediate1 Hour 83 Reviews

This course is part of the 2014 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series. Evidence-based information will be presented related to the critical developmental link between metaphonology and literacy. Developmental considerations will inform a description of key parameters of phonological awareness instruction, effective strategies for young learners, and examples of instructional sequences for advancing the metaphonological abilities of preschool children.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the importance of phonological awareness to the acquisition of literacy.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify key principles of phonological awareness instruction.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe an evidence-based instructional sequence for teaching phonological awareness to preschool children.


0-10 Minutes Introduction
10-20 Minutes Background/Rationale
20-35 Minutes Key Principles
35-55 Minutes Instructional Sequence
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, which provided in-kind support.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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