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Saturday, January 23 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Putting Words to Work: Using Taught Vocabulary to Develop Phonemic Awareness

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Phonemic awareness and vocabulary are key components of effective early reading instruction. In this interactive session, early childhood teachers will learn and practice effective, practical strategies for developing vocabulary and phonemic awareness simultaneously in order to cement student understanding as well as maximize instructional time. 

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Katie Eckelmann

first grade teacher, North East ISD
Katie Eckelmann is currently in her seventh year teaching elementary school. She taught for four years on the south side of Chicago (in second grade and in fourth grade reading and language arts) before moving to San Antonio. She is in her third year teaching first grade in North... Read More →
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Dennis Holland

Instructional Literacy Coach, North East ISD
Denise Holland is a Instructional Literacy Coach at Windcrest Elementary in San Antonio, Texas. . She has served as a reading interventionist and a classroom teacher. This is her eighteenth year of teaching, all in San Antonio, TX. She holds a bachelor of science degree with a specialization... Read More →
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Terry Thompson

North East ISD
Terry Thompson is an author, teacher and consultant living in San Antonio, Texas. He provides staff development for teachers of readers and writers in grades K-8. Currently a reading interventionist, Terry has served as a classroom teacher, basic skills teacher, Reading Recovery teacher... Read More →

Saturday January 23, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Brazos-Atrium Level (Lobby)