Day 1 - Let's Talk Phonics!
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DAY 1 Let's Talk Phonics! (Monday, August 27)
CLICK HERE to access the original event announcement.
Welcome to our six-day dialogue on teaching phonics to adult learners!
- If you are here because you want to hone your skills in teaching phonics to adult learners…
- if you are here because you want to share ideas related to researched practices in teaching phonics to adults…
- if you are here because you enjoy watching experienced tutors work directly with students…
- if you are here because you are ready to have some fun dialoguing with people who have a passion for helping adults learn to read…
- then you have come to the right place!!!
We will be meeting for six days, Monday through Saturday, and thereafter should you wish to continue interacting on this critical reading topic.
The six-to seven-minute videos that we will be discussing are published by Partners in Reading – San Jose Public Library and Read Santa Clara – Santa Clara City Library. Representing our video developers this week is our guest expert, Kathy St. John. As you probably read in the announcement, Kathy’s resume includes many years for experience working ESL and literacy organizations serving adult students. More recently, she was the Training and Program Coordinator for OVAE/LINCS Regional Professional Development Center 4. She is currently an ESL teacher, a LINCS National Trainer, a Literacyworks National Trainer, and a freelance consultant in the areas of literacy and nonprofit fund, organizational and board development, strategic planning and organizational capacity building.
Joining you will also be the three LINCS Moderators supporting this discussion: Susan Finn Miller, Kathy Tracey, and Leecy Wise. We’ll be joining you in asking or answering questions, or cheering you from the sidelines as you interact with Kath St. John and one other.
We will cover one video per day, under the category or subtitle: Alphabetics: Decoding/Phonics. The first 6-minute video is Decoding - Part 1: Tutoring Using Synthetic Phonics. NOTE: Each video in the six-part series has the same 1-minute or so introduction to the skill. You can skip that intro in Videos 2-6, if you so desire.
You are invited to observe the tutor in our first video and return to this discussion to participate in a dialogue relating to your experience. Please reflect on the following:
- What was the most helpful, interesting, or valuable thing you learned while watching the tutor work with the student?
- Why do you think we talk about “tutors” more that “teachers” in basic adult literacy?
In addition, you are also invited to pose questions that you would like our guest or moderators to address in this discussion. The more we talk, the more we’ll learn together.
To our Guest Expert: Kathy St. John, what motivated the development of the excellent list of videos produced by Partners in Reading – San Jose Public Library and Read Santa Clara – Santa Clara City Library? What feedback have literacy tutors offered on using the videos to develop helpful skills to work with beginning adult learners? What other comments would you like to share on this first day of our discussions?
Video List for the Week
Day 1 - Decoding - Part 1: Tutoring Using Synthetic Phonics
Day 2 - Decoding - Part 2: Tutoring Using Analytic Phonics
Day 3 - Decoding - Part 3: Tutoring Using Phonics by Analogy
Day 4 - Decoding - Part 4: Tutoring Using Phonics through Spelling
Day 5 - Decoding - Part 5: Tutoring Using Phonics in Context
Day 6 - Decoding - Part 6: Tutoring Phonics Using a Multisensory Approach