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Mary Dahlgren - Understanding the how and why of soundwalls

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We are wired to learn to speak. It is natural process for most people, but reading is not natural and must be taught. Current brain research on the science of reading demonstrates the benefits of teaching from “speech to print”.

The purpose of this presentation is to explain why shifting from a word wall to a sound wall facilitates learning in an efficient and effective manner using “speech to print”. Ehri’s phases of reading development (Ehri, 2014) will be used as the theoretical basis to support this shift in instruction. Ehri has published multiple papers on her research which has informed our instruction and how beginning readers move from a preliterate stage of guessing based on the shape of a word or a logographic image to becoming a proficient reader with a consolidated understanding of how speech and print work together.

Using a sound wall helps a student to attend to the sound structure of spoken English words moving to the connection and combination of phonemes and graphemes. Once students understand how speech maps to print, they are more likely to establish a stable memory of spelling patterns. The stable memory of patterns is known as orthographic mapping. Orthographic mapping is the process that readers use to store written words for instant and effortless retrieval.

Abour Dr Mary Dahlgren

Dr Mary Dahlgren, Ed.D. is president of MED Consulting and Tools 4 Reading USA. She is currently leading a project working with 8 other literacy coaches in the state of Oklahoma which has provided coaching and professional development for over 100 schools across the state.

Mary has worked as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, professional development provider and consultant to numerous school districts and State Departments of Education in 28 states. Dr Dahlgren is the former Executive Director of Payne Education Center, a non-profit teacher training centre in Oklahoma.

Using a “speech to print” approach in reading instruction makes sense when considering learning to read from the learner’s perspective. Typically, most programs and approaches to reading begin with print and teach students to match letters to sounds.

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