Preschool teachers and parents are critically important in helping young children develop the skills necessary to learn to read. However, there is a core deficit that causes some young children problems in learning to read. That core deficit is in phonemic awareness. This course will provide participants with an understanding of phonemic awareness, how it develops in young children, and which phonemic awareness skills teachers should help young children acquire.
Course Learning Objectives:
After you have completed this course, you will be able to:
- Define the gateway skill known as phonemic awareness
- List the sequence of phonemic awareness development in a young child by age level and identify reasons children may have problems in developing phonemic awareness skills
- Describe typical activities that a preschool teacher should demonstrate in helping young children acquire phonemic awareness