Science of Reading PD for Elementary Teachers

Spencer-Owen Community Schools continues to focus on providing professional development to our elementary teachers on the Science of Reading.

The Science of Reading is based on years of research on how children best learn to read:

📚 Phonemic Awareness: the ability to identify and play with individual sounds in spoken words

📚 Phonics: reading instruction on understanding how letters and groups of letters link to sounds to form letter-sound relationships and spelling patterns

📚 Fluency: the ability to read words, phrases, sentences, and stories correctly, with enough speed and expression

📚 Vocabulary: know what words mean and how to say and use them correctly

📚 Comprehension: the ability to understand what you are reading