The National Reading Panel identified 5 critical components, or pillars, that must be mastered in order to become fluent in literacy.
Effective literacy instruction draws not only on these five pillars but also must be accessible and motivating to students. Book Creator is the perfect tool to empower and engage students with activities designed to develop these five competencies.
The Science of Reading is the researched best-practices in explicitly teaching students how to read and write. This template gives some examples that can be created using Book Creator that align to the National Reading Panel's 5 Pillars of Effective Reading Instruction.
How to use this book
Our 5 Pillars series includes a book for each of the pillars, in which we share examples of ways that digital book creation can support each foundational skill. Through the use of multimedia, student tasks become living documents, and not just one-and-done activities. While these books are designed to provide ideas and examples, if you would like to make use of one of the examples in your classroom, Remix this book.
Phonemic awareness, the ability to identify the smallest units of sound in the English language, has been shown to be a very powerful predictor of later reading achievement.
Phonemic Awareness is the most difficult skill for students to master in phonological awareness.
bat, cat, hat
Bold, big, brown bear
Segmentation I/see/the/dog = 4 words
ba · by
= 2 syllables
ex · er · cise
= 3 syllables
/m/ /oo/ /n/
moon = 3 phonemes
Onset & Rhyme Level
Phonemic Awareness Level
Onset = map
Rime = map
Phonemic Awareness is the most advanced skill of phonological awareness