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Early Literacy Skills in Context

Effective teaching of literacy in the early years should include the explicit teaching of early literacy skills, with frequent and extensive opportunities to apply this knowledge in meaningful contexts. Shared reading is a powerful instructional method as big books engage children’s attention and imagination, drawing them into the reading process. It is during these shared moments that the teacher can focus children’s attention on the text to help them learn specific concepts, skills and strategies. In this webinar, we will explore how a wide to teach a range of early literacy skills (including concepts about print, phonological awareness, phonics, comprehension, high frequency words and vocabulary development) within the context of a big book.

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Dr Tara Concannon-Gibney
Dr. Tara Concannon-Gibney lectures in the area of literacy at Dublin City University (St. Patrick’s campus). A former primary school teacher, she has worked with pre-service and in-service teachers in Ireland and in New York for over a decade. She is the author of Teaching Essential Literacy Skills in the Early Years Classroom: A Guide for Students and Teachers (Routledge). She is also a past-president of the Literacy Association of Ireland and a current member of the executive committee.

Course Details

Course Date 28-09-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 28-09-2020 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 15-09-2020
Capacity 125
Available place 125
Individual Price FREE
Speaker Dr Tara Concannon-Gibney
Number Hours 1
Location Online
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