Understanding and Applying the Science of Reading: The Role of Phonics in Reading Development
WORKSHOP CONTENT STRAND
Promoting Effective Practice & Instruction
Scientific research in the fields of education, cognitive psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience support that teaching reading in the primary grades is the most urgent task in education today. This research supports systematic, explicit phonics instruction as a critical component of reading development. This session brings together the principles of the science of reading research, building of instructional knowledge around the role of phonics in reading development, and the impact of evidence-based, explicit instructional routines.`
National Literacy Consultant
Angela Cammarata, M.Ed. is the National Literacy Consultant for Zaner-Bloser and the Superkids Reading Program. She has over 18 years of experience in literacy education serving as a teacher, curriculum, instruction, and assessment specialist, administrator, and adjunct professor. In her role as Early Literacy Education Specialist, she served as a consultant for the Nebraska Department of Education’s Reading Improvement Act, College & Career Readiness ELA Standards, Results Matter Task Force, and NE Instructional Materials Collaborative. She is passionate about developing and delivering professional learning focused on improving student outcomes by bridging science of reading research and evidence-based instructional practices.