Effective reading: Phonics


This online professional learning provides Kindergarten to Year 2 teachers with an opportunity to explore the practical application of evidence based teaching of reading.

As a companion to the literature review 'Effective Reading Instruction in the Early Years of School' (2016), the focus is exploring how phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and oral language are all necessary for effective reading instruction.

Who should participate?

Kindergarten to Year 2 teachers.

Mode of delivery

Online learning modules.


This online course includes six modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: The Big Six with Deslea Konza
  • Module 3: Planning for learning
  • Module 4: Quality Phonics Instruction
  • Module 5: Text selection
  • Module 6: Summary

Completing this course will help you to:

  • reflect and implement evidence based reading practices, with an understanding of the necessary components of effective instruction
  • plan, assess and differentiate effective systematic and explicit phonics instruction, within a reading program
  • explore how systematic and explicit phonics instruction looks in the classroom and the resources needed for success.

Register for ‘Effective reading: Phonics' via MyPL (Course code AC00441)

This course will contribute to NESA Accredited PD towards maintaining teacher accreditation in NSW. See MyPL for details of the specific Australian Professional Standards for Teachers addressed.


If you have any questions, contact literacy.numeracy@det.nsw.edu.au.

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