Join Dr. James L. Thomas, international consultant on early literacy skills, to explore what early literacy means and can look like in your classroom or center! During this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the six early reading skills; how they relate to brain development; and basic ways to integrate them into daily classroom curriculum, including practicing ways to read picture books that dramatically increase language development and applying the dialogic reading method when sharing a picture book. Amon Carter educators will demonstrate how to use artworks to support early reading skills and facilitate art projects that reinforce Pre-K students’ cognitive, physical, and social skills.
Pre-K teachers from classroom, day care, and homeschool settings, as well as preservice teachers, are encouraged to attend, although others may benefit and are welcome to register.
Space is limited; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.
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