Sound Walls Part 2: Hear More about Literacy Success
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Presented by Stacy Hurst, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Southern Utah University, and Chief Academic Officer, Reading Horizons; Lindsay Kemeny, Second Grade Teacher, Davis School District (UT); and Donell Pons, Dyslexia Educator and Consultant
After the popular first Sound Walls edWebinar, watch the recording of Sound Walls Part 2. The presenters answer many of the questions from the first session, and then look at the role sound walls can play in early literacy and in instruction for English and adult learners. Literacy experts Stacy Hurst, Lindsay Kemeny, and Donell Pons digs into the how’s, why’s, and when’s for using sound walls and the role they play in helping all learners make that vital connection between letters and the sounds those letters represent.
Sound Walls Part 1: A Big Boost for Early Literacy
June 9, 2022
Presented by Stacy Hurst, M.Ed., Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Southern Utah University, and Chief Education Officer, Reading Horizons; and Lindsay Kemeny, Second Grade Teacher, Davis School District (UT)
Word walls have become a staple of K-3 instruction, but how effective are they? As Science of Reading research makes its way to classrooms, teachers are beginning to make the shift from word walls to sound walls because research shows that speech-to-print instruction produces better results for students than the more traditional print-to-speech approach.
The Next Big Thing in the Science of Reading
Jun 7, 2022
Helping your K–3 students develop into skillful readers can be daunting, especially when you have to integrate more than one curriculum to ensure good coverage of word recognition skills. Reading Horizons is proud to introduce Sound City, a brand new phonemic awareness component of Reading Horizons Discovery. Sound City, which includes digital and print sound wall components, will help your students easily make the connection between speech and print enabling them to decode and spell words with greater proficiency.