NSW DoE Literacy and Numeracy podcasts explore evidence-based practices and focus on quality teaching of literacy and numeracy through a series of conversations.

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 [Duration: 21:10].

In conversation with Eddie Woo - Student engagement

Eddie Woo discusses the importance of student engagement, and defines what this means, explaining the research and giving some practical advice [Duration: 23:54].

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

Part 1

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. The first of a two part discussion with speech pathologist Jane Beale [Duration: 29:34].

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