Effective Early Literacy Instruction with Dr Sonia Cabell

By IDA Ontario, Dr. Sonia Cabell Last updated 2024/05/27


In this podcast interview with Kate Winn and Dr. Sonia Cabell, the focus is on the importance of early language and literacy development. Dr. Cabell highlights key considerations for instruction in several areas: oral language and conversation, alphabetics, writing and spelling, and building knowledge.

Curriculum Connection

1. Curriculum Context
Phonics: Grapheme/Phoneme Correspondence, Grade 1, B2.3. Understanding the relationship between simple, high-frequency, and complex graphemes (letters or combinations of letters) and the phonemes (units of sound) they represent Word Level Reading and Spelling, Grades 2–3: B2.1, B2.2, B2.3.  Consolidating phonics knowledge in word reading and spelling increasingly complex multisyllabic words, with developing automaticity Language Foundations, Knowledge and Skills, K-4: Developing strategies to determine the meaning of words in oral language and text. Language Foundations, Knowledge and Skills, K-4: Developing and integrating their understanding of Tier 2 words (those used in written language as well as in oral language) in the classroom across different content areas
Grade(s): K 1
Topic(s): Alphabetic KnowledgeApplying MorphologyApplying OrthographyApplying PhonicsPhonemic AwarenessWord-Level Reading and SpellingWords with irregularities

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