Understand and learn about the process of the acquisition of reading and writing, how we learn to read and write, how the brain learns. Learn about the latest research in educational neuroscience. Know and learn about Systematic Synthetic Phonics and how to apply it in the classroom. How to develop reading comprehension in the process.
Literacy and its process: First year of life and the 3 and 4 year old child. Difficulties learning to read. How the brain works in the reading process, what educational neuroscience informs us. What is the objective of Reading.
The simple view of reading and writing.
Stages in the acquisition of reading: The Five Pillars of Reading: Development of auditory, visual and motor discrimination. Phonological Awareness, The importance of phonemic awareness (phoneme grapheme correspondence)
Systematic Synthetic Phonics: About The English alphabetic code, the 3 important skills of blending, segmenting and handwriting. The Bilingual brain: English and Spanish alphabetic codes, similarities and differences. Transparency and complexity of both alphabetic codes.
Teaching method: The systematic and orderly teaching and how to teach and how to use a phonics programme; and the development of reading comprehension, Sound and meaning, from spelling to sound, automaticity, speed and fluency in reading and writing. Handwriting skills.
Reading in the Brain by Stanislas Dehaene
Phonics and the Resistance to Reading by Mike Lloyd-Jones
Early Reading Instruction: What Science Reallty tells us about how to teach reading by Diane McGuinnes