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Are there videos on teaching phonemic awareness for 4th grade?

Apr 18, 2014 7:16pm

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    • Aug 9, 2014 5:39pm

      Not that I've found. I'm facing the same issue with teaching high school students...

      If the phonics program used in your K classes is too babyish (we used Fundations at our school---4th grade was really the outside for using it), you can always look elsewhere. I just this summer found http://colorvowelchart.org/, which I might be trying. There are also lots of apps. This is also a good article to check out: http://www.adlit.org/article/34713/. I bought the book they suggested a couple of years ago, used on Amazon. There were some things that were really great, but others that would have very little relevance for refugees, who are our main population.

      There is one elementary principal I know who swears by Jolly Phonics, but I don't have any experience with that.

      There's a really great self-study course for elementary reading: http://www.readingrockets.org/teachers/firstyear/fyt_program. I know I didn't get enough of that in my TESOL program.

      I wish you the best of luck; let me know if you find the silver bullet!