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Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum

  • 1.  Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum

    Posted 20 days ago

    Today I went to a training for Heggerty's Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum for Phonemic Awareness.  I want to have an open mind but I am really struggling with the script, the pace, the amount of content each day...etc.  There are so many literacy experiences I offer throughout the course of the day that are meaningful to the kiddos (and many that come from the kiddos) and this approach does not sit well with me.

    If anyone here has any experience with this curriculum, or any feedback (pro or con) for me, please share.  I'd also love to read any research that is out there if you could point me in the right direction.

    I will say the few people that spoke up today that are familiar with the program and use it said positive things.  The students ask for "the Purple Book" regularly and the students pick up on it in two weeks.  Is this real learning of the skills or is it that the children learned how to perform?

    Thank you all in advance,

    Rania Fowler



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    Rania Fowler
    Canal Fulton OH
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