Phonemic Awareness



In this webinar, Lynn Givens, developer of the Connect to Comprehension program and OGOA course, will answer the following questions about phonemic awareness.

Covered in this webinar:

  • What is phonemic awareness and why is it important?  
  • How does phonemic awareness differ from phonological awareness?
  • What skills are included in phonemic awareness?
  • How do you assess phonemic awareness? For what ages is an assessment appropriate?
  • Can phonemic awareness be taught? What does that instruction/practice comprise?

Participants will receive FREE Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping activities!

This Phonemic Awareness presentation is nearly an hour in length and provides you with a wealth of information. Lynn Givens defines phonemic awareness, looks at various assessments that are specific to phonemic awareness, and provides activities and resources you can use in the classroom to enhance this foundational literacy skill in your students.


  1. When will this webinar be taking place? What if I am not available at that time?

This webinar will be available in Moodle on January 1, 2017, and will be available to those who register thereafter.

The webinars offered by OGOA are different from other webinars, in that you have unlimited access to the webinar content. You do not have to be available at a specific time. You can register and participate any time after the launch date, and you can watch the webinar as many times as you would like. 

  1. Who is Lynn Givens?

Lynn Givens is our facilitator for this webinar. Lynn has been an outstanding teacher of struggling readers and a teacher educator for over 35 years. She served as Director of Intervention at the Florida Center for Reading Research where she was involved in providing intervention training and professional development for teachers throughout Florida. She taught undergraduate reading courses at FSU’s School of Teacher Education, teaching and facilitating a practicum for teachers of struggling readers, and acting as instructor/facilitator for online teacher endorsement courses in reading. Trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, she spent eight years at the Schenck School in Atlanta, which provided her with a firm foundation in teaching students with Dyslexia and other struggling readers. Her goal has always been to provide high-quality, explicit instruction to close the gaps for students who are having reading difficulties.

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