All About Decodables - Series 1

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 Level 1 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
Episode 10: How Do I Align Decodable Readers With Levelled Readers? One of the most common questions that we get here at Decodable Readers Australia is how to align decodable readers to levelled texts. The simple answer is.... 'Don't' and 'you shouldn't'. The two types of books are very different and one is far more effective than the other. This video will explain the differences and shed some light on why it is important to invest in decodable readers for our young learners.
The Importance of Decodable Readers - Interview With Professor Pamela Snow Decodable Readers have an important role and purpose in teaching students to read. In this episode we are privileged to hear the insightful understanding of Professor Pamela Snow, PhD, MAPS Life Member, Speech Pathology Australia, Professor of Cognitive Psychology & Co-Director Science of Language and Reading (SOLAR) Lab, La Trobe University. If interested in learning more from Professor Snow and the SOLAR Lab click here:
Episode 12: Early Readers Level 1-8 Sneak Peek Take a look through our NEW Early Readers Series! This new series has 10 readers per level/sound set. So what's different about this series? 👌Lower word count (for vulnerable learners or students in foundation) 👌Words with just 3-4 sounds (predominantly single syllable words) 👌Larger font 👌10 books per level 👌Level 4-8 have phonics focus readers (digraphs and vowel sound/spelling focus. The text contains multiple words with the letter/sound correspondence focus) 👌More fun Australian adventures with our much loved Aussie characters
Episode 13: A Quick Placement Test Using the SPARKLE Screener Our SPARKLE Kit (Systematic Phonics And Reading Knowledge Levelled Evaluation) can be used as a quick placement test to determine what level to start your students on. This video will show you how to use the screener section to determine this.
Episode 14: A New Look at the Pause, Prompt, Praise Strategy Pause Prompt, Praise is a strategy that has been around for many years but unfortunately it was caught up in the 'balanced literacy' approach. It's now time to give it a makeover and see how we can use it in a way that is evidence based and promotes decoding in beginner readers.
Episode 15: Not Just Your Standard Workbook Get the most our of your resources and see how these Phonics Workbooks use an evidence based approach in supporting reading and spelling.
Episode 16: What are the Best Resources to Develop Fluency? This video will teach you about the 4 components of reading fluency and show you 2 great resources to use with students!
Episode 17: What's the Difference Between Our Decodable Series? Find out about our three decodable readers series (Main Fiction, Nonfiction and Early Readers) and how they are best used. Discover where to download samples and a free trial of our Online Library!
Episode 18: Let's Explore the Extended Code Chapter Books In this video, our Director of Education, Camilla, takes you through the Extended Code Chapter Books and what they have to offer.