K-3 Reading Video-Based Modules-Phonics 15 professional development hours Overview and Introduction How should phonics instruction be taught? How is phonics instruction addressed in the NJCCCS? How can phonetic knowledge be assessed? What specific accommodations/considerations are useful when addressing the needs of ELL students? What specific accommodations/considerations are useful when addressing the needs of students with special needs? Goals and Objectives To establish the knowledge that phonics is the relationship between the letters of written language and the sounds of spoken language. To establish the importance of understanding the letter-sound correspondences and spelling patterns and how this information is used in the reading process. To support the scientifically based theory that systematic and explicit phonics instruction is most effective in K through 1st grade. To establish the understanding that phonics instruction is a part of a comprehensive reading program whose goal is text comprehension. To examine the three types of phonics instruction: synthetic, analytic and analogy. To develop a lesson plan that provides differentiated instruction in a specific phonics skill identified by the participant from his/her comprehensive reading program, beginning with a whole group lesson and progressing through guided practice and finally to some independent practice through the use of centers. Video Demonstration Teaching Phonics Using Poetry Classroom demonstration o What was the classroom teacher’s focus during this lesson? o Was this analytic, synthetic or analogy based phonics instruction? Discussion o How does this strategy relate to the NJCCCS for your grade level? Be sure to consider both reading and writing. o How could you assess students’ mastery of this subject? o Examine your reading program for evidence of synthetic phonics instruction (part to whole). o How could you follow up this lesson to reinforce the content within your classroom? o How could you address the following as you develop a phonics plan for your students? Motivation Modeling Guided Practice Independent Practice Select a phonics lesson from your comprehensive reading program. List your specific objective for this lesson. Provide correlations with the NJCCCS. List necessary materials, time considerations, etc. How will you incorporate differentiated instruction for students at their individual level of proficiency with this skill? Video Demonstration: Center Activities Classroom demonstration: o How did this teacher incorporate phonics skills into centers for independent practice? o What steps should she have followed before assigning these skills to center work? (Refer to previous section.) o What are the four activities the classroom teacher demonstrated in this section? Discussion: o Reflect on your current phonics instruction. Are you doing whole group, small group or phonics centers? Lesson plan development: o Keep the goal of extending this learning into centers in mind as you view the section on small group instruction. o Using the phonics objective you identified previously, what centers might you develop. Video Demonstration: Small Group Activities Classroom demonstration o What was the teacher’s objective during this word sort activity? o How do you provide guided practice for recently taught phonics skills during small group instruction? o Based on what criteria would you form this group? Discussion: o Would this be considered an analogy based phonics lesson? Why or why not? o Could this lesson be moved into a center activity for independent practice? o Reflect on your present practice. What steps in the scaffolding process need more focus in your instruction? Lesson Plan Development: o Develop a small group lesson for guided practice of the originally identified phonics skill from your reading program. o Determine how you would identify the members of this group. How long would this group meet? How would you assess mastery of this lesson? Final Assessment Review the types of phonics instruction and the use of them in the classroom. Complete a lesson plan for a targeted phonics skill identified in yoru comprehensive reading program including whole group introduction, small skills group instruction and independent practice. Reflect on your implementation in the classroom. What went well? How could you improve it next time?