In December we delved deeply into Essential Practice #4. Jennifer Merkel broke down the idea of making sure we have our students participating in activites that build phonological awareness. She provided many activities, ideas, and research that continue to encourage us to further explore/learn and more importantly explicitly teach skills around Phonological Awareness and Phonemic awareness to our students. Especially in the earlier grades.
There were also some additional resources referenced including the Kent ISD Early Literacy Coaches Grab and Go Resource on Essential Practice #4.
Kim VanAntwerp will lead us through Essential Practice #2 when we get together in January. Happy Holidays!