The Five (Research-Based!) Parts of a Phonics Lesson

The Five (Research-Based!) Parts of a Phonics Lesson

Who: Heidi Mesmer
When: December 8th
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual Event
Cost: $125.00

The pandemic of 2020/2021, emergency virtual instruction and the complexities of distanced, masked phonics instruction have produced the need for instruction that optimizes learning and “cuts the fluff.” Based on her recent book, Alphabetics for Emerging Learners: Building Strong Reading Foundations in Pre-K, Mesmer will teach participants the Five (Research Based!) Parts of a Phonics Lesson. The session will focus on specific techniques to accelerate decoding and letter instruction.

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Bio: Heidi Anne E. Mesmer, PhD, is a Professor in Literacy at Virginia Tech.  A former teacher, she has held tenure-earning positions for over 20 years. Dr. Mesmer has studied phonics, beginning reading materials, and text difficulty for her entire career. Her research has appeared in high impact journals including Reading Research Quarterly, The Educational Researcher, Elementary School Journal, and Early Childhood Research Quarterly.She has written and directed 8 grants aimed at improving reading instruction in K-5 classrooms. She is the author of five books, including Letter Lessons and First Words: Phonics Foundations that Work, and her upcoming book Alphabetics for Emerging Learners: Building Strong Reading Foundations in PreK