SUPPORTING EARLY LITERACY INSTRUCTION DURING PANDEMIC
Teachers across our District are working hard to address the unique challenges of COVID-19. After a summer training in Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI), teachers found that teaching phonics with their mouths covered was a struggle. As a result, teachers explored new ways of supporting students. At the request of the teachers, the District provided clear masks that allowed students to see their teacher’s mouth moving during instruction. In addition, teachers found cards that showed pictures of the mouth’s movement when forming sounds.
Learning to read is vital to student success and these teachers and students are creatively and thoughtfully working together to provide the best possible learning experience in Gresham-Barlow.