Monday, April 4, 2011

Free ESL Webinar - Why Phonics for ELLs?

Now that I'm back in town for awhile, I was asked by Reading Horizons to conduct a free ESL webinar on April 13th at 11:00am MST. I've chosen to talk about why phonics is relevant for English Language Learners (ELLs). Specifically, I will address the relevancy of teaching phonics to ELLs, specific English language skills that ELLs gain, and reasons for teaching phonics to ELLs of various levels. Since this topic addresses one of the objectives of my blog, I thought I would mention it here in this blog post.

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Why Phonics for ELLs?

Presenter Heidi Hytewith Heidi Hyte, ESL Director

Ever wonder if teaching phonics to English Language Learners (ELLs) works?

April 13th, 2011
at 11:00 am MST

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Heidi Hyte, Reading Horizons ESL Director, will discuss this topic in an exclusive web presentation. You will learn:
  • The relevancy of teaching phonics to ELLs.
  • Specific English language skills that ELLs gain.
  • Reasons for teaching phonics to ELLs of various levels.
To attend this FREE presentation, you will need to register. Please click on the button below to go to
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    Heidi Hyte is the curriculum manager and ESOL director at Reading Horizons. As the curriculum director she is the brain behind the changes to Reading Horizons v5. She received her bachelors degree in linguistics and her master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Brigham Young University (BYU).  

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  1. A 10 year study at Yale University and UCLA (using MRI scans) revealed that children learn to read better by using the phonics method.

  2. Thank you for your comment! Are you referring to the study conducted by Sally Shaywitz at Yale?