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Planned Language Approach: The Big 5 Series Focus on Phonological Awareness
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Category: National Training or Event

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Join the series to learn strategies for implementing the Planned Language Approach's (PLA) Big 5 for ALL. The PLA is a comprehensive, systemic, research-based way for Head Start and Early Head Start programs to ensure optimal language and literacy services for children who speak English and for children who are dual language learners (DLLs). Children need high-quality experiences in each of the Big 5: Background Knowledge; Oral Language and Vocabulary; Book Knowledge and Print Concepts; Alphabet Knowledge and Early Writing; and Phonological Awareness.

This final webinar in the five-part series focuses on phonological awareness. It is children's ability to focus on and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words. Children develop phonological awareness as they learn to recognize that language can be broken into words, syllables, and smaller sounds. Learn how to promote phonological awareness for all children in your programs.

Topics for the webinar include:

  • Research about phonological awareness
  • The development trajectory for these skills in children ages birth to 5
  • Strategies to support phonological awareness for children who are DLLs
  • Connections between phonological awareness, PLA, coordinated approaches, and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework

Target Audience:

  • Head Start, Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, and child care program leaders and education staff
  • Center-based, family child care, public pre-K, and home visiting programs
  • Early childhood specialists
  • Regional T/TA staff

Contact: NCECDTL at [email protected] or (toll-free) 844-261-3752