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Literacy and learning in the foundation years

Presenter : Diana Rigg

Location : State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, QLD 4101

9:00am to 3:00pm
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The FOUNDATION school year is a complicated year level to teach. Students can achieve within this crucial year, if educators are knowledgeable about how children acquire early literacy skills...see more

The FOUNDATION school year is a complicated year level to teach. Students can achieve within this crucial year, if educators are knowledgeable about how children acquire early literacy skills.

This seminar explores:
  • How children typically read first, spell second and write third.
  • The two core skills that enable a child to decode, the three core skills that facilitate early spelling and the range of skills that facilitate writing.
  • Pre-literacy skill development early in the school year, so that the foundations for literacy are established.
  • A time efficient pre-literacy assessment to track skill development and readiness for reading and spelling.
  • How to introduce reading, spelling and writing in an early childhood manner so that early literacy learning is enjoyable.
  • Time efficient decoding and spelling assessments.
  • Short ‘speech pathology’ derived oral language activities which facilitate the ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences.
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Click the image to download the seminar flyer


Click the image to download the seminar flyer

Literacy and learning in years 1 and 2

Presenter : Diana Rigg

Location : State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, QLD 4101

9:00am to 3:00pm
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Researchers consistently express the returns are greatest when children are first learning to read...see more

Researchers consistently express the returns are greatest when children are first learning to read.

This seminar explores:
  • How to implement explicit synthetic phonics.
  • How focused instruction can be delivered to a class with a range in student ability.
  • Repeated reading of texts to increase fluency.
  • Phonic dictation as a medium to transfer phonic concepts into written work.
  • Time efficient decoding and spelling assessments designed to identify the range in ability so teachers can be more focused in their instruction.
  • Assessments and instruction techniques for students not reading and spelling.
  • Techniques to apply for poor or reluctant writers.
  • Oral language instruction which facilitates the ability to speak in complex, grammatically correct sentences.
  •  Narrative retelling and generation to increase comprehension and written expression ability.
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Click the image to download the seminar flyer


Click the image to download the seminar flyer

Literacy and learning in the foundation years

Presenter : Diana Rigg

Location : Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
64 Cavenagh Street
Darwin, NT 0800

9:00am to 3:00pm
(map)

The FOUNDATION school year is a complicated year level to teach. Students can achieve within this crucial year, if educators are knowledgeable about how children acquire early literacy skills...see more

The FOUNDATION school year is a complicated year level to teach. Students can achieve within this crucial year, if educators are knowledgeable about how children acquire early literacy skills.

This seminar explores:
  • How children typically read first, spell second and write third.
  • The two core skills that enable a child to decode, the three core skills that facilitate early spelling and the range of skills that facilitate writing.
  • Pre-literacy skill development early in the school year, so that the foundations for literacy are established.
  • A time efficient pre-literacy assessment to track skill development and readiness for reading and spelling.
  • How to introduce reading, spelling and writing in an early childhood manner so that early literacy learning is enjoyable.
  • Time efficient decoding and spelling assessments.
  • Short ‘speech pathology’ derived oral language activities which facilitate the ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences.
Show Less

Click the image to download the seminar flyer


Click the image to download the seminar flyer

Literacy and learning in years 1 and 2

Presenter : Diana Rigg

Location : Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
64 Cavenagh Street
Darwin, NT 0800

9:00am to 3:00pm
(map)

Researchers consistently express the returns are greatest when children are first learning to read...see more

Researchers consistently express the returns are greatest when children are first learning to read.

This seminar explores:
  • How to implement explicit synthetic phonics.
  • How focused instruction can be delivered to a class with a range in student ability.
  • Repeated reading of texts to increase fluency.
  • Phonic dictation as a medium to transfer phonic concepts into written work.
  • Time efficient decoding and spelling assessments designed to identify the range in ability so teachers can be more focused in their instruction.
  • Assessments and instruction techniques for students not reading and spelling.
  • Techniques to apply for poor or reluctant writers.
  • Oral language instruction which facilitates the ability to speak in complex, grammatically correct sentences.
  •  Narrative retelling and generation to increase comprehension and written expression ability.
Show Less

Click the image to download the seminar flyer


Click the image to download the seminar flyer

Literacy and learning in the foundation years

Presenter : Diana Rigg

Location : State Library of South Australia
Corner North Tce & Kintore Ave
Adelaide, SA 5000

9:00am to 3:00pm
(map)

The FOUNDATION school year is a complicated year level to teach. Students can achieve within this crucial year, if educators are knowledgeable about how children acquire early literacy skills...see more

The FOUNDATION school year is a complicated year level to teach. Students can achieve within this crucial year, if educators are knowledgeable about how children acquire early literacy skills.

This seminar explores:
  • How children typically read first, spell second and write third.
  • The two core skills that enable a child to decode, the three core skills that facilitate early spelling and the range of skills that facilitate writing.
  • Pre-literacy skill development early in the school year, so that the foundations for literacy are established.
  • A time efficient pre-literacy assessment to track skill development and readiness for reading and spelling.
  • How to introduce reading, spelling and writing in an early childhood manner so that early literacy learning is enjoyable.
  • Time efficient decoding and spelling assessments.
  • Short ‘speech pathology’ derived oral language activities which facilitate the ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences.
Show Less

Click the image to download the seminar flyer


Click the image to download the seminar flyer

Literacy and learning in years 1 and 2

Presenter : Diana Rigg

Location : State Library of South Australia
Corner North Tce & Kintore Ave
Adelaide, SA 5000

9:00am to 3:00pm
(map)

Researchers consistently express the returns are greatest when children are first learning to read...see more

Researchers consistently express the returns are greatest when children are first learning to read.

This seminar explores:
  • How to implement explicit synthetic phonics.
  • How focused instruction can be delivered to a class with a range in student ability.
  • Repeated reading of texts to increase fluency.
  • Phonic dictation as a medium to transfer phonic concepts into written work.
  • Time efficient decoding and spelling assessments designed to identify the range in ability so teachers can be more focused in their instruction.
  • Assessments and instruction techniques for students not reading and spelling.
  • Techniques to apply for poor or reluctant writers.
  • Oral language instruction which facilitates the ability to speak in complex, grammatically correct sentences.
  •  Narrative retelling and generation to increase comprehension and written expression ability.
Show Less

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Learning to read, spell and write in Foundation

The Foundation school year is incredibly complex to teach. Those working within the Foundation year require strong theoretical knowledge, the ability to deliver their instruction in an explicit and focused manner and time efficient tracking processes to determine the rate of progress and then next elements to introduce.

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Pre-Literacy in the Early Years

The EARLY YEARS are a period of significant potential learning. It is essential that balanced within an early childhood framework key skills (for later literacy and learning) are developed.

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Raising writing standards through the medium of dictation

Dictation is a time efficient structured option and addition to literacy blocks, which facilitates progress in a relatively short period of time.

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Synthetic phonics within the junior primary

Each classroom has a range in ability. The course outlines a process which enables teachers learn to be comfortable with the range in ability, and flexible enough to devise a process that matches student ability.

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Teaching the alphabet in a manner that supports reading, spelling and writing

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 skilfully instruct this essential area so that children are equipped for their transition into early reading, spelling and writing

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Synthetic phonics and beyond - Online Course

Each classroom has a range in ability. The course outlines a process which enables teachers learn to be comfortable with the range in ability, and flexible enough to devise a process that matches student ability.

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