Teaching the alphabet – Online Course

Code: OCtta
Year Level: Early Years, Foundation, Year 1 & 2
$49.00 (inc. $4.45 GST)

What to teach? When to screen? How to cater for the range in ability?

This course will provide you with the structure and tools to improve the literacy outcomes of your students who have weak alphabet skills or as a supplementary course for staff within the early years.

 


Recommended for – staff working with students who have weak alphabet skills or as a supplementary course for staff within the early years.
Course presenterDiana Rigg BA(Ed), BEd, CPP(UK), MEd, MSc(SpPath)
Course length – 1.5 hours
Access to course – 90 days
Certificate – Awarded upon completion
Supporting materials – Referenced material available for download


Course Description

This is a short course, which delivers a practical research-based approach to teaching the alphabet. It is essential that people working with children within their early years understand how to skillfully instruct this essential area so that children are equipped for their transition into early reading, spelling and writing. Read more.

 

Single User Access

If you would like to purchase a single licence, please register here and gain immediate access. Individual licenses can only be purchased with a credit card via the link above.

 

Multi-User Discounts Available

If you purchase more than one online course licence at one time you now receive a scaled discount.

For user licensing beyond these 4 options, please contact us to [email protected] for a quote specific to your needs. Support information on our multi-user licenses is available here.

 

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