As children become readers, they need to understand and learn the relationship between sounds and letters. The systematic and purposeful teaching of phonics provides a solid foundation for children to read and write in English.
What does an effective instructional phonics routine look like? How long should it be? What do effective phonics teachers do during these routines? How can teachers provide children with opportunities to apply what they learn during these routines? These frequently asked questions and other useful tips will be covered and discussed in this practical webinar for teachers of young learners.
Luciana Fernández is a graduate teacher of English who has been teaching English for the past twenty-three years. She specializes in methodology and teaching practice. She holds a diploma in Educational Research from the University of Cambridge. She is a reading and literacy expert and has been training teachers for the past ten years. She has designed several presentations and courses for professional development both in Argentina and abroad. Her presentation at ARTESOL 2015 was selected to be presented at TESOL International as a Best Affiliate Session. She is one of the 50 scholarship winners who attended and presented at IATEFL, held in Birmingham in April 2016.
Currently, she is a Learning Consultant and reader for National Geographic Learning. She is also a facilitator at ESSARP (English Speaking Scholastic Association of the River Plate), where she trains administrators and teachers from bilingual institutions in Argentina.