This is the third webinar of a 3-part series hosted by IDA Ontario. In this webinar, Emily Moorhead discusses and shows ways to support learners’ growth toward reading through large group, small group, and individual instruction. She shares insights about group formation and models activities and games that provide engaging, targeted practice for children at various stages of learning. Emily takes the mystery out of “controlled text” and show some examples of text suitable for new readers.
This is a resource that supports early foundational skills in phonemic awareness, alphabetic knowledge, and word-level reading and spelling in Kindergarten and early grade 1. This will support Ontario educators to plan explicit whole, small-group, and individual instruction to support early reading instruction. In word level reading, Emilys ideas help supports students to "use phonics knowledge and phonemic blending to read words, and phonemic segmentation to spell phonically regular words, in isolation and various text contexts" (B2).