Over eleven modules, this online training course will guide participants through every section of the Letterland Kindergarten Teacher's Guides. Emphasis is on developing a clear understanding of the key routines and strategies utilized in the program. Sample lessons give detailed explanations of lesson formats for each section. Initial modules focus on organizing for instruction while later ones outline the assessment process. Each module includes a companion handout packet, instructional videos, and additional resources for further study.
- Confidently navigate the Kindergarten Teacher's Guides,
- Know how to set up a Letterland classroom,
- Provide engaging and effective literacy instruction.
This is a self-paced, online training course for teachers unable to attend a Letterland face-to-face training session. Throughout the course, participants will be asked to refer regularly to the Kindergarten Teacher's Guides.
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Preview2a: What is Letterland (1:27)
Preview2b: How Does Letterland Work? (1:23)
Preview2c: Letterland Across Grade Levels
Preview2d: Acquiring Foundational Literacy Skills
Preview2e: Barriers to Letter Acquisition
Preview2f: Teaching Beginning Reading
Preview2g: Letterland Alignment to Reading Standards and Response to Intervention
Lyn Wendon, the creator of Letterland, was born in her grandmother's international school in Florence, Italy. Lyn grew up in the USA and went to school in Canaan and Greenwich, Connecticut. She later gained a BA from Wellesley College. She moved to the UK in 1955 and Lyn received a diploma in Experimental Educational Psychology at the Cambridge Institute of Education. She then worked in primary schools and various independent schools as a peripatetic special needs teacher, combining that with raising three small children and inventing the phonics system that grew into Letterland. Some 50 years after the creation of the original Letterland characters, Lyn is a consultant to the business and plays an active part in making Letterland the worldwide success it is today.