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First Year Teacher Self-Study Course

First Year Teacher is a self-paced professional development course for novice K-3 teachers, developed by Reading Rockets. The program provides teachers with an in-depth knowledge of reading so they are prepared to guide their students into becoming skilled and enthusiastic readers.

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Phonics: Assignments

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Write a short summary describing the phonics program that you are using in your classroom.

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Phonics and Phonemic Awareness are two closely linked components of reading. Learn more in this article: Key Components of Early Reading Instruction

Phonics: Assignments
Diary of a First Year Teacher

Diary of a First Year Teacher

Join Barbara Zielinski, a first grade teacher at River Plaza Elementary School in Middletown, NJ, during her first year teaching.

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