Meeting 2

Meeting 2
October 10, 2012 

We had great attendance at our second meeting held at Immanuel Lutheran School in Palatine.  Dr. Patricia Hoffman, professor of education at Concordia University Chicago, came to visit and shared some information regarding early childhood education.  

Phonemic awareness was our focus for this meeting.  Directors brought in some great resources to share.  Here are a few you may find helpful for your staff: 
-Literacy Beginnings, by Gay Su Pinnell and Irene C. Fountas
-Get It! Got It! Go! curriculum:  
-Jolly Phonics (USA versions!)
-Heggerty Program:
-Dr. Kathy Barclay of Western Illinois University hosts webinars on literacy. Contact information:
View Dr. Barclay's article on Language, Literacy and Play at:

The following are a few other websites I found helpful when trying to enhance phonemic awareness within your early childhood classrooms: 

Phonemic Awareness Curriculum: 

Phonemic Awareness Activities: 

Pinterest Phonemic Awareness Sites: 

Smart Board Activities: 

Smart Board Activities: 

Classroom Management 

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