A Whole School Approach to Reading

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The Bend Motorsport Park

543 Dukes Highway

Tailem Bend, SA 5260

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Why sight words are a goal not a strategy

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Join keynote speaker Lorraine Hammond, a renowned educational academic and researcher from Edith Cowan University as she unpacks and explores how the brain learns to read and the importance of phonological awareness and decoding to the reading process. Dig more deeply into the imperative for teaching decoding to build the reading reflex including automatic word recognition.

Lorraine is the President of Learning Difficulties Australia and works with schools from across Australia. She provides instructional coaching for teachers and has published a range of research on explicit instruction and its impact on students literacy outcomes and teacher knowledge.

Engage with one of 3 concurrent sessions on:

  • High impact strategies for students with reading and literacy difficulties
  • Explicitly teaching vocabulary in middle/secondary years
  • Oral language is more than just a show and tell

High impact strategies for student with reading and literacy difficulties

This workshop will demonstrate evidence based practice that will accelerate reading improvement for all students. Reading strategies will focus on question and answer relationship, reciprocal reading, close reading strategies and literature circles. These approaches will demonstrate intentional targeted teaching through differentiation. These are the ‘must haves’ for the reading classroom.

Explicitly teaching vocabulary in middle/secondary years

Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of vocabulary for success in reading and academic achievement across all learning areas. We will examine direct vocabulary instruction as a Wave 1 strategy to improve student efficacy in accessing the curriculum. Participants will explore and practice a range of activities to differentiate teaching of key vocabulary.

Oral language is more than show and tell

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The Bend Motorsport Park

543 Dukes Highway

Tailem Bend, SA 5260

Australia

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