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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We continue to grow under your guidance and teaching! We are certainly making progress with our students but they do seem to be coming to school with less each year. Our staff continues to access your PD and rave about what they have learnt. You are such an inspiration to all of us. I want to thank you for your outstanding professional learning and guidance. You have given us the confidence and knowledge in such a succinct and sensible way to work with students of this age in this area. Your professional learning should be mandatory for all teachers.
Rebecca – K-2 Coordinator
Thank you so much for yesterday. It was an amazing day and so much was accomplished. Despite being a principal, I am a junior teacher at heart and I found what you were presenting to the teachers so very useful.
Gwen – Educational Support Unit Principal
I work in a remote community school. I have a variety of literacy levels and use your program, to engage my class. Since using PLD my class has made considerable improvement and this is being tracked using your useful assessments.
Chloe – remote community school
Your PL totally exceeded our expectations and has given us a fantastic starting point for putting together a whole school literacy plan.
Cathy – Year 1 & 2 Teacher
The content of your session was fantastic, I only wish it went for longer. Your delivery of the content, I believe, is why our staff sought you out in the first place.
Luke - Assistant Principal
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