Deciphering the 5 Pillars: An In-Depth Look at the Components of Literacy [The Fab 5 of Literacy Series]

Do you know the 5 components of literacy that all elementary teachers should be explicitly teaching every single day? These 5 literacy components are the building blocks that turn our students into lifelong, successful readers. 

Teaching the Fab 5 of literacy regardless of what grade you teach is so important to your students’ success. In this episode, I am breaking down the 5 components you should be explicitly teaching every day, what research says about each component, and how each piece is interconnected with the others.

We are diving deeper into each of the 5 literacy components in upcoming episodes. Be sure to follow or subscribe to The Literacy Lounge on your favorite podcast listening app so you don’t miss any episodes!

Episode Highlights:

03:19 What the 5 components of literacy are

03:55 What phonemic awareness is and why it’s important

06:43  The difference between phonemic awareness and phonics

08:51 – How fluency makes reading more enjoyable (and helps with comprehension!)

10:31 – The role vocabulary plays in understanding text

12:10 – Why comprehension is the end goal in literacy instruction

18:26 – Why it is necessary to teach all 5 literacy components

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Welcome to The Literacy Lounge!

This is a podcast designed for elementary school teachers and homeschool parents on a mission to master the art of literacy instruction and cultivate a love of reading in students. Join your host, Ciera Harris, as she opens the door to a world of transformative teaching strategies that will make you a literacy champion in your classroom.