Workshops & Keynotes
Workshops and Keynotes
Workshop Information For information on how to schedule a Zoo-phonics workshop at your location, contact Charmaine Tur- pin, Director of National Sales and Events, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.622.8104. We Present Three Different Workshops!
“a-z” activities; rhyming; handwriting: how to build gross motor and fine motor skills; how to form lower- and uppercase letters and numbers; the Essences of the Zoo-phonics Methodology; how to Signal, segment and sound blend, read, spell and write VC/CVC words; how to use the Zoo-phonics Readers and Mini-Books , games and other support materials, tying them into the classroom curriculum; guided/close reading; con- nections to literature and all academic subjects; the schwa sound, double consonants, blends and digraphs; an introduction to: the 3 ways to make a long vowel; r-controlled vowels; diphthongs; silent letters; soft sounds. Aligns with Preschool Foundations, Head Start Guidelines and Common Core Standards. The Advanced Phonics Workshop reinforces all concepts taught in the Comprehensive Work- shop and focuses on these phonics concepts: the 3 ways to make a long vowel; r-controlled vow- els; diphthongs, silent letters; soft sounds; how to Signal, segment and sound blend, read, spell and write words, sentences and paragraphs; guided/close reading; making connections to literature and all academic subjects; using the Zoo-phonics advanced Readers , Mini-books, Read Alongs , and Story Cards, games and other support materials, tying them into the classroom curriculum. Aligns with Common Core Standards.
With the establishment of Common Core Standards in most of the United States, the need for more rigor in both preschool and kindergarten demands a play- ful, physical and multisensory approach and curriculum in order for young children to thrive. Because of the demands of more challenging reading, spelling, and writing in kindergarten, Zoo-phonics HIGHLY recommends that all kin- dergarten and first grade teachers take both the Part I Comprehensive Workshop and the Part II Advanced Phonics Workshop . Our Zoo-phonics Comprehensive Workshop , Advanced Phonics Workshop , and our Make and Take Workshop addresses the needs of all of the children in your classroom, encourag- ing a love of reading, spelling and writing and the development of confidence and empowerment of children. All of our workshops reflect the playful and physical curriculum and methodology of the Zoo-phonics Multisensory Language Arts Program. The Comprehensive Workshop is recom- mended for teachers of toddlers/preschool, Head Start, Kindergarten, First Grade, all ages of ESL, Special Education, and up. It is a prerequisite for the Advanced Workshop. It teaches: our Animal Letter Characters of both alphabets: their shapes, sounds and body Signals, Allitera- tive Animal Names, and scientific infor- mation for each Animal; initial, ending and medial sounds in VC/CVC words;
For more information, see www.zoo-phonics.com.
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