Phonemic (phO-nE-mik) Awareness is the cornerstone of reading. Students of any age who lack phonemic awareness will struggle with learning to read.
This section is based on the timeless book by John Milton Gregory. This animated video (by an amateur - give grace) gives a good but quick overview of the seven laws of teaching as presented by Gregory.
Reading is a cognitive process in which we decode symbols in order to extract meaning from them. Reading – along with listening – is a receptive skill. That means that we do not need to produce information when we read, but receive it and interpret it to comprehend it. In order to help learners develop their reading skills, we need to understand the components of reading and how they inter-relate to each other.
The 5 basic reading skills are phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Each one of these reading skills and how to teach them will be covered in the training.