• Literacy

Sharp Reading: Decoding Strategy Instruction

PL # 11452
Starting on 17 Oct 2017
Cancellation permitted until 10 Oct 2017

Event registrations closed on 10 Oct 2017

Delivery Format :

Event registration is Closed

Description

This course focuses on teaching decoding through the GUIDED READING component of a reading program. It provides an efficient routine that gets results.

This workshop provides participants with:

-A 5-bits routine that provides a simple instructional guide to teach decoding, and prepares students to transfer to more complex comprehension skills.
- an understanding of how learners begin to read and progress towards competent decoding
- an explicit, transferrable routine for instruction, that empowers students and simplifies the work of teachers
- skills for keen observation and data collection to determine explicit teaching targeted at student needs
- a clear learning pathway for the teaching of reading and a transition from decoding to comprehending.

Set students up for success through embedding mental strategies for decoding text. Students internalise strong, transferrable strategies to decode text across contexts through supported meaning and scaffolded word attack skills.


The day will begin with getting the Decoding Strategy Instruction routine right, followed by a focus on data collection that informs explicit teaching.
 
 Resources:
12 months of online tutorials valued at $99 NZ.
Twelve months of small step, at-your-own pace learning with tutorials, video modelling and supporting resources.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Principals, Literacy Leaders, Kindergarten to Year Two Teachers, Primary Teachers, Support Teachers and Teacher Assistants

Presenters

Kerry Handley(AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant
Kerry Handley<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Kerry Handley is a Literacy Consultant with many years of experience. She has worked in the WA education system as a classroom teacher, K-7 district coordinator and a consultant. Before joining AISWA, in 2012, Kerry was part of the team that reconceptualised and wrote the First Steps 2nd Edition resource and associated professional development. In this role she presented to educators around the world and spent four years living in the USA. She is one of the presenters of the Sharp Reading program and has a particular interest in assisting teachers in remote aboriginal schools.

Kerry has a Masters of Education, a Graduate Diploma in Intercultural Studies and a Diploma of Teaching. She is passionate about helping improve literacy outcomes for all students.

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Segments

Event Segment

Date / Time

17 Oct 2017 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:00

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Training Room Suite 6A (First Floor)

PL Hours : 6.00

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Other (non-teaching)

Event Contact

AITSL Standards