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Literacy and Numeracy forms the basis of all of our learning as they are required for learning other skills and participating in everyday life. To improve student outcomes in literacy and numeracy we look at evidence-based practices and focus on the quality teaching of literacy and numeracy in all NSW schools.

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Literacy and Numeracy forms the basis of all of our learning as they are required for learning other skills and participating in everyday life. To improve student outcomes in literacy and numeracy we look at evidence-based practices and focus on the quality teaching of literacy and numeracy in all NSW schools.

    Dr Danielle Colenbrander chats about vocabulary for reading instruction

    Dr Danielle Colenbrander chats about vocabulary for reading instruction

    Dr Danielle Colenbrander chats with us about the role of vocabulary in reading instruction.
    Dr Danielle Colenbrander is a researcher and member of the Macquarie University Centre for Reading. Danielle trained as a speech language pathologist at Macquarie University before completing her PhD exploring the role of oral vocabulary in reading comprehension difficulties. She has worked with diverse populations of children in a variety of settings in Australia and the UK. She is interested in relationships between vocabulary knowledge, reading aloud and reading comprehension.

    For further reading and professional learning:
    Effective Reading: Vocabulary (professional learning for NSWDoE teachers)https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/literacy-and-numeracy/professional-learning

    Literacy and numeracy website (NSWDoE intranet)
    education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-l…y-and-numeracy1)

    Beck, McKeown & Kucan (2013). Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction (2nd edition)

    Beck, McKeown & Kucan (2008). Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples,

    Parsons & Branagan (2017). Word Aware: Teaching Vocabulary Across the Day, Across the Curriculum.

    Duff, Dawna (2019).Has Vocabulary Intervention Had an Effect? A Valid, Reliable, and (Fairly) Quick Outcome Measure for Semantic Knowledge, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools • Vol. 50 • 506–517

    • 26 min
    In conversation with Dr Tessa Daffern: teaching spelling

    In conversation with Dr Tessa Daffern: teaching spelling

    In this conversation Dr Tessa Daffern explains why an instructional approach for spelling should include phonological, orthographical and morphological word forms. Effective spelling instruction should be explicit and occur frequently from the early years of school.
    Dr Tessa Daffern has contributed to education in many capacities for over 20 years: as a classroom teacher in schools, teaching and learning specialist, literacy coordinator, academic, and education consultant. Tessa is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong and has previously held positions at the University of Canberra and Charles Sturt University. Tessa's research is driven by her passion for English language education and for empowering teachers and undergraduate teacher education students to develop contemporary understandings that can inform their teaching of language and literacy. Tessa’s PhD examined the teaching and learning of spelling and writing in Australian school contexts.
    Further reading and resources:
    Spelling in the primary years
    https://youtu.be/MWEgQ6WxaxI

    The Unique Role of Early Spelling in the Prediction of Later Literacy Performance
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10888438.2019.1573242

    Progress in Reading Instruction Requires a Better Understanding of the English Spelling System
    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0963721418773749?journalCode=cdpa

    Does spelling instruction make students better spellers, readers, and writers? A meta-analytic review
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11145-014-9517-0

    What Happens When a Teacher Uses Metalanguage to Teach Spelling?
    https://ila.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/trtr.1528

    Literacy and numeracy website (NSWDoE intranet)
    https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/literacy-and-numeracy

    • 21 min
    Teachers talking about using decodable texts in the classroom

    Teachers talking about using decodable texts in the classroom

    Year 1 teachers from Cronulla Public School talk about how they use decodable texts in their classrooms during guided reading sessions and for independent practice of the strategies that students are being taught.

    • 16 min
    A speech pathologist's view on oral language, phonological awareness and phonics. PART 1

    A speech pathologist's view on oral language, phonological awareness and phonics. PART 1

    Oral language is the system we use for spoken words to communicate ideas, knowledge and emotions. It has a strong relationship to reading and writing and is recognised as a component of early reading instruction. Here we begin the first of a two part discussion podcast with Jane Beale, a speech pathologist, to hear her views on oral language.
    Further resources:
    Deslea Konza, Phonological awareness
    https://speldnsw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/1.2-phonological-awareness.pdf

    Deslea Konza, Oral language
    https://speldnsw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/1.1-oral-language.pdf

    Deslea Konza, Phonics https://www.ecu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/663699/SA-DECS-Phonics.pdf

    Deslea Konza, understanding the reading process https://www.ecu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/663696/SA-DECS_-Understanding-the-Reading-Process.pdf

    Isabel Beck, Making sense of phonics
    https://www.booktopia.com.au/making-sense-of-phonics-second-edition-isabel-l-beck/prod9781462511990.html

    Literacy and numeracy NSWDoE
    https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/literacy-and-numeracy

    • 29 min
    A speech pathologists view on oral language, phonological awareness and phonics PART 2

    A speech pathologists view on oral language, phonological awareness and phonics PART 2

    This second part of the podcast continues on from our discussion on oral language in part 1, and we take the chat onto phonological awareness, the sounds of our language, and to phonics which is about the relationship between sounds and the letters that represent them. Speech pathologist Jane Beale discusses her view on how these components work together for effective early reading and writing instruction. Further resources:
    Deslea Konza, Phonological awareness
    https://speldnsw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/1.2-phonological-awareness.pdf

    Deslea Konza, Oral language
    https://speldnsw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/1.1-oral-language.pdf

    Deslea Konza, Phonics https://www.ecu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/663699/SA-DECS-Phonics.pdf

    Deslea Konza, understanding the reading process https://www.ecu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/663696/SA-DECS_-Understanding-the-Reading-Process.pdf

    Isabel Beck, Making sense of phonics
    https://www.booktopia.com.au/making-sense-of-phonics-second-edition-isabel-l-beck/prod9781462511990.html

    Literacy and numeracy NSWDoE
    https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/literacy-and-numeracy

    • 28 min
    Eddie Woo talks about student engagement

    Eddie Woo talks about student engagement

    Eddie Woo discusses the importance of student engagement, and defines what this means, explaining the research and giving some practical advice.

    For further reading and learning:
    Framework for engagement with mathematics by Dr Catherine Attard
    https://engagingmathsdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/framework-for-engagement-with-mathematics.pdf

    Engagement with mathematics by Dr Catherine Attard
    https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ978128.pdf

    Visible Learning, by Hattie,Fisher & Frey
    https://shop.acer.edu.au/visible-learning-for-literacy-grades-k-12

    Woo's wonderful world of maths by Eddie Woo
    https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781760782900/

    • 26 min

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