Episode 1: What are Decodable Readers? Are they a necessity for your classroom?
Our new Director of Education, Camilla, explains how decodable readers work and why they are so important when teaching students to read.
Episode 2: Busting The Myths of Decodable Readers!
Our Director of Education, Camilla, is busting 3 common myths about decodable readers. Not all readers are boring, have poor vocabulary and no storylines! Tune in to find out why!
Episode 3: 7 Uses for Decodable Readers
Did you know that Decodable Readers can be used in multiple ways to support a structured literacy approach? Learn 7 different uses for decodable readers and how Decodable Readers Australia is here to support you.
Episode 4: When Should I Stop Using Decodable Readers?
Decodable Readers are a necessity for the learning to read process. We often get asked when should a child stop using decodable readers. This video addresses this common question.
Episode 5: Sight Words - What Are They and How Do I Teach Them?
Discover the evidence based methodology for teaching new high frequency words to young learners. Learn the 4 step teaching process leading to successful orthographic mapping of words.
Episode 6: When Should I Introduce Decodable Readers?
It is important that students have all the necessary skills before embarking on the reading process. Learn about 4 key considerations when introducing Decodable Readers.
Episode 7: How To Support a Beginner Reader using the Early Reader Set
Beginner readers require cumulative practice at reading VC and CVC words (Vowel Consonant). Learn how the Early Reader Set can support students embarking on the 'learning to read' journey.
Episode 8: A New Look at Assessment - SPARKLE Kit
It is OUT with the old and IN with the new when we look at collecting data on our students. We need to make sure we are collecting informative data aligned to the 'Science of Reading' that will help teachers support students in the right areas of their reading knowledge. This video will take you through our SPARKLE Kit (Systematic Phonics And Reading Knowledge Levelled Evaluation).
Episode 9: Reading Strategies: What's In and What's Out
There's only one way to work out words.....decoding! Gone are the days of guessing words, picture cues and context cues. We need to teach and support students to use their letter/sound knowledge and blending skills. Learn how to use strategies that promote decoding and keep the 👀 on the words.
🚨 FREEBIE ALERT! Download the poster on the Free Resources Page
SOR Snippets and Teaching Tips Series 2
An Introduction to The Science of Reading
This is a very basic introduction to the Science of Reading and we encourage you to journey with us as we dive deeper into these concepts. Explore instructional approaches aligned to research.
Episode 1: 10 Multisensory Blending Activities For Beginner Readers
These 10 activities can add an element of fun and engagement to the practising of blending sounds to read words. The ultimate goal is to develop confident readers that can orthographically map words. Try some of these blending activities at word level for extra practise!
Episode 2: How Words Work - The Importance of 'Part To Whole'
Did you know that Mr Potato Head can teach us something about how words work? 😉
Synthetic Phonics is crucial when teaching students to read. It is imperative that we teach the parts (letter/sound correspondences) to whole (blending to make words).
Episode 3: Decoding and Encoding - What's the difference?
It is so important that we know the difference between decoding and encoding and how integrated they must be when first learning to read and spell. Don't forget to download your free infographic poster explaining the difference between the two. This can be found in our 'Free Resources' page on our website.
Episode 4: What is Orthographic Mapping?
There's often confusion around this very important cognitive process that is required to become a skilled reader. ORTHOGRAPHIC MAPPING is not a teaching strategy in itself but a process of the brain that is brought to us by the research of Dr. Linnea Ehri. Learn some important teaching strategies for your classroom practise that will strengthen the orthographic mapping development of your young learners.
Episode 5: How To Start Your 'Science of Reading' Journey - 3 Key Strategies
Are you interested in the 'Science of Reading' but not sure where to start? This video will give you the 3 key steps to help you begin your 'Science of Reading' journey.
Celebrating SOR Influencers
There are so many wonderful people making waves in our education system and we need to celebrate their influence on educators. These people are changing the way we teach reading by using evidence based methodologies that science now shows us as best practice.
“THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A KID WHO HATES READING. THERE ARE KIDS WHO LOVE READING, AND KIDS WHO ARE READING THE WRONG BOOK.”