Podcasts

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].

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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].

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In conversation with Anne Castles - Systematic and explicit phonics instruction

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].

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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].

Read the transcript of A speech pathologist's view on oral language, phonological awareness and phonics - Part 1.

Part 2

The conversation continues on from the discussion on oral language in part 1, and moves into phonological awareness, and phonics. Speech pathologist Jane Beale discusses how these components work together for effective early reading and writing instruction [Duration: 28:17].

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