Phonological Awareness


Phonological Awareness

Phonological Awareness is a significant factor in early literacy development. Developmentally these skills are typically addressed in primary grades. However, if a student does not have a solid understanding of phonetic principles, they will have a gap in their reading process which will inhibit their success as a reader. This series of lessons on phonological awareness will provide you with an understanding of each of the components, teaching tips, and valuable resources. Designed and facilitated by Jigsaw Learning Associate Cheryl Gascoyne, this series is intended to enhance skills and is not a substitute for a certificated program. Credits will not be granted nor is this learning series transferable to any other learning institution. Upon completion of this learning series, participants will be able to print a Certificate of Completion for their records. Access the Online Module Overview for a list of topics and key outcomes found in the module.
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Meet the instructor

Cheryl Gascoyne

As a literacy specialist, Cheryl Gascoyne has designed, implemented, and supported school and district literacy initiatives. Her involvement as a Jigsaw Learning Associate has supported schools in coaching at the classroom level, facilitating district professional learning series, supporting leadership in schools, and providing resource support and implementation. She has had the opportunity to work in Pre-K settings through to high school and she is also experienced in teaching our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students. Cheryl has provided support and direction to new teachers and experienced teachers alike - from universal classroom practice to designing specialized interventions for individual or small groups of students.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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