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Developing Phonemic Awareness in Emergent Readers (PreK-2)/Flex Course

 

Do you want strategies for teaching the foundational skills of reading? This online course focuses on developing a child’s phonemic awareness to prepare him or her to be a successful reader. The course begins with phonemic awareness assessment options. Based on the assessment results, you can determine which strategies are most appropriate for each student. Instructional strategies presented in the course include rhyming, alliteration, onset and rime, syllable segmentation, and many more. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"I have taken several online courses and the PDI course content and resources were excellent. I was able to transfer course content to my classroom directly. I am very pleased that I took this course." - Christian Barnes

 

Enrollment Options

Register] Course Registration Only $116 with the 20% discount

Register]Course Plus Credit from UC San Diego Extension Only $300

 

Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.

A Fresh Look at Phonics” by Wiley Blevins

If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List

 

Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus

PDI Course Number: 76T02

UCSD Course Number: EDUC41478

Unit One

  • Phonemic Awareness Research
  • Assessing Phonemic Awareness
  • Common Core Standards for Reading
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
  • Test #1

Unit Two

  • Auditory Discrimination
  • Introducing Letters and Alphabetic Knowledge
  • Introducing Phonemes
  • Assignment #2: Article reflection
  • Test #2

Unit Three

  • Introducing Blending
  • Introducing Rhymes
  • Introduction to Syllable Segmentation
  • Assignment #3: Share your expertise
  • Test #3

Unit Four

  • Onset and Rime
  • Language Experience Approach
  • Importance of Comprehension
  • Test #4

Unit Five

  • Cloze Procedure and Maze Technique
  • Assessment Through Retelling
  • High Frequency and Sight Words
  • Test #5

Unit Six

  • The Emergent Writer
  • Domains of Writing
  • Great Books
  • Assignment #4: Develop activities for five predictable or rhyming books
  • Assignment #5: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)