K-12 Literacy

Chandra Brotherton, Literacy Specialist

chandra.brotherton@wscstarfish.com

Katie Bucella, Literacy Specialist

katie.bucella@wscstarfish.com

Jeanna Mckee, Literacy Specialist

jeanna.mckee@wscstarfish.com

Caitlin Staton, Literacy Specialist

caitlin.staton@wscstarfish.com




Arkansas R.I.S.E.

Reading Initiative for Student Excellence

GFESC offers training in the Science of Reading, which meets the requirements of Arkansas Act 1063 of 2017

http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/learning-services/r.i.s.e.-arkansas

Prescribed Pathways for Professional Development

http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/learning-services/r.i.s.e.-arkansas/prescribed-pathway-credentials



Links to ArkansasIDEAS Science of Reading Training


The Science of Reading : The Right to Read Act

ELB18056

The Science of Reading: An Overview

ELB18057

The Science of Reading: The Reading Brain

ELB18058

The Science of Reading: Essential Elements

ELB18059

The Science of Reading: Phonology

ELB18060

Sound Walls in Our K-2 Classrooms

Sound walls are used in K-2 to support students' understanding of the sound/symbol connections in the English language. Students who have classrooms with sound walls learn to organize what they are learning about how words are built in our language.

The left side displays the vowel sounds of our language and the right side displays the consonant sounds of our language.

The left side displays the vowel sounds of our language and the right side displays the consonant sounds of our language

Words are placed on the sound wall under the target sound. The grapheme (spelling) of the target sound is highlighted in the word. This solidifies the students' understanding of the sound/symbol connections of our language.

The vowel sounds of our language.

Consonant portion of the sound wall.


Evidence Based Elements for K-2 Literacy Instruction

Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

Phonics

Vocabulary

Comprehension

Fluency