Key Early Skills Required for Reading Success
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Key Early Skills Required for Reading Success
Presented by: Dr. Deborah Karrah
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
SAPDC Learning Suite OR Zoom online meeting D132 1701 5th Ave S, Lethbridge or Zoom, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:
This is an introductory, practical learning session to support Kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers in the
implementation of the new ELA foundational literacy curriculum to equip students for reading success. The
focus will be on how to develop these key foundational skills:
  • phonological awareness - spoken word, rhyming, alliteration, onset-rime, syllables
  • phonemic awareness skills - phoneme identification, isolation, blending, segmenting, and manipulation
  • phonics skills - letter formation, letter/sound association, decoding (sounding out)
  • orthographic mapping - encoding (spelling); word memory retrieval

Register for Key Early Skills Required for Reading Success: Part 2 here

About the Presenter(s):
Dr. Deborah Karrah

Dr. Deborah Karrah is an experienced educator who is a Structured Literacy specialist and Certified Orton-Gillingham instructor. She provides school division professional learning sessions that focus on the foundational literacy skills of phonological awareness and phonics development. In her private practice, she offers reading as well as writing remediation for children who have dyslexia and dysgraphia. For the past three years, Dr. Karrah has also been collaborating with Harvard University in a research study on an innovative dyslexia screening technology developed by a multi-disciplinary team in Greece.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:




Grade Level:

Grades K-1

Registration Notes:

This learning opportunity will be offered in-person and NOT recorded. We will be using ZOOM for those wishing to attend remotely.

Part II offered November 22, 2022.