- Phonemic awareness is essential to learning to read and storing words permanently in our brains for easy retrieval later.
- Orthographic mapping is the way we remember words. It is NOT our visual memory.
- Phonemic awareness should be explicitly taught beyond kindergarten and through the advanced levels.
|All but three students met or exceeded projected growth on NWEA.|
It's wonderful to see gains in students who had previously stagnated. Thanks to Dr. Kilpatrick's books the teachers at Cherry Tree have another powerful tool to teach students how to read. We also know that this work needs to be started proactively in kindergarten with all students. We will continue to pair phonological and phonemic awareness with phonics and word study.