These podcasts explore evidence-based practices and focus on quality teaching of literacy and numeracy through a series of conversations.
Vocabulary for reading instruction
Listen to Dr Danielle Colenbrander chat to us about vocabulary for reading instruction [Duration 26:52].
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 [Duration: 21:10].
Listen to the conversation with Dr Tessa Daffern - Teaching spelling.
Eddie Woo discusses the importance of student engagement, and defines what this means, explaining the research and giving some practical advice [Duration: 23:54].
Listen to the conversation with Eddie Woo - Student engagement.
A conversation with Professor Anne Castles about the systematic and explicit instruction of phonics. Anne explains how phonics can support early reading acquisition, as a foundation skill that helps students learn to read [Duration: 28:17].
Oral language, phonological awareness and phonics
A two part discussion with speech pathologist Jane Beale
In part 1, Jane discusses how oral language is the system used 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.
In part 2, the conversation moves into phonological awareness, and phonics and how these components work together for effective early reading and writing instruction.
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