Learning Opportunities

Heggerty Training - Bridge the Gap: Phonemic Awareness Intervention Lessons.

Presented By

Erica Suarez & Laura Castro

Series Sessions

Date Time
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Online Via Zoom, Any location, AB

Grade Levels


The Bridge the Gap professional development webinar provided by one of the authors, shares an in-depth understanding of the assessments and lessons included in Bridge the Gap: Phonemic Awareness Intervention Lessons.

Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the lesson components, assessments, and activities included in the intervention manual.

An outline of the training is as follows:

  1. What is Phonemic Awareness?

Defining Phonological and Phonemic Awareness and how it is different from Phonics.

  1. Why is Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Important?

An overview of the research behind the need for explicit phonemic awareness

instruction in older learners that struggle with word reading.

  1. How can the lessons be implemented in an Intervention?
  2. Assess: Defining the structure and components of the curriculum:
  3. Review Table of Contents
  4. Placement Assessment
  5. Administering placement assessment and planning for instruction
  6. Design: Review the Lesson Structure and Explicit Instruction included:
  7. Anchor Lessons
  8. Lesson Focus
  9. Teacher Tips and Hand motions
  10. Assessments
  11. Implement: Understanding the 3 Parts of curriculum:

Part 1: Phoneme Isolation

Part 2: Blending and Segmenting

Part 3: Phoneme Manipulation

  1. Next Steps:
  2. Continued support in PA & how to support learners proficient in PA but continue to struggle with word reading.
  3. Questions & Answers

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