Orthographic Processing

Orthographic processing is the system by which a beginning reader learns the structure of words through mental representations of word and letter formations. Most of us can think of a time when we wrote down a word and thought, “This doesn’t look right.” That’s orthographic processing at work. Sarah’s Teaching Snippets has a great description of the role orthographic processing plays in reading:

And here’s a short presentation from Australia’s Reading For Life organization:

Phonemic Awareness Strategies

Phonemic awareness has been identified as one of the five critical skills by The National Reading Panel. It’s the most basic building block of early literacy. T/TAC is providing a webshop designed for general and special education teachers to expand their knowledge in this area, including strategies for elementary and secondary levels, assessing phonemic awareness, and accommodations & assistive technology.

To access this webshop, create a free account. Then head to the blue button below: