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Pre Reading Skills

The Pre Reading Skills short class focuses on developing oral language, phonological awareness, and an introduction to recognizing and writing the alphabet.

Content includes:
• The understanding of what children need to know before they learn to read
• A study of the normal development of oral language Oral language skills – listening and speaking
• Phonological awareness activities for the classroom
• The sight, sound, form and key-word of each letter of the alphabet
• The major components of reading acquisition
• Current assessment strategies for beginning readers
• Indicators of reading problems and characteristics of language/learning disabilities

12.5 classroom hours. This workshop is approved for 1 graduate level extension credit through University of San Diego.

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