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Today: Let’s Talk Phonics! (Discussion)

Starting today, join LINCS Community moderators to view videos of real instructors as they model strategies in phonics instruction with real learners. Afterwards, participate in a discussion thread to explore new learnings, debate techniques, and acquire more information. Kathy St. John, a LINCS National Trainer and the former supervisor of Read Santa Clara, will be a guest participant and help facilitate the discussion.

This WIOA aligned activity will feature six short videos created by Partners in Reading, Read Santa Clara, and the California State Library, covering one specific phonics decoding technique per day. Each day’s dialogue will also include overviews of additional LINCS resources on incorporating the teaching of phonics. All resources are freely accessible, online, and highlight instructional phonics resources (e.g. cards, scrabble letters, phoneme “cups”) and substantiate the evidence base for good models of practice (e.g. developing patterns and routines and keeping lessons short). Instructors and tutors can learn new techniques or build upon existing techniques to implement effective strategies in phonics instruction and informal assessments.  Administrators and professional developers can use this knowledge when designing reading programs and supporting instruction.

To participate, please join one or more of the LINCS Community Reading and Writing Group, the Teaching and Learning Group, or the Professional Development Group –  by going to the LINCS community page and clicking on the group title.

See you today,

The LINCS Team

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