Brooke Webster 

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Brooke Webster

Shake, Rattle and Roll:  Phonics Instruction for Beginner Readers

 

Presenter: Brooke Webster

Description: This presentation will provide skills used to help beginning readers understand how letters are linked to sounds (phonemes) to form letter-sound correspondences and spelling patterns. The activities were chosen specifically geared towards the urban learning setting, where retaining stamina and engagement are a continuous struggle.

Deleting and Substituting the Boredom out of Phonological Awareness

 

Presenter: Brooke Webster

Description: Phonological Awareness is heavily associated with Phonics, thus strongly linked to early reading and spelling success. In this extension session of Phonics, Phonological Awareness skills is the focus. Skill will be presented, particularly patterns such as rhyme and alliteration in a fun and engaging manner.

Bio: Greetings! My name is Brooke Webster, and like you I am a Certified Teacher of 16 years (11 years were spent teaching Prekindergarten) and have taught PreK through 5th grade in some capacity throughout my teaching career. This past school year I was awarded HAABSE Teacher of the Year (Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators) which I proudly accepted. Concurrently I am also an Adjunct Professor of 7 years at the GREAT Texas Southern University, where I also received my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Reading. After this present school year I will be leaving public education to pursue a long-standing dream of opening my Early Learning Center, Prestige Learning Center. As a long-standing early childhood teacher, I see the need for consistent developmental learning opportunities, and Phonics and phonemic awareness are definite necessities in our urban communities.