• Literacy

Sharp Reading: Decoding Strategy Instruction(Margaret River)

PL # 12458.
Starting from 24 Feb 2020 till 25 Feb 2020
Cancellation permitted until 18 Feb 2020

Event registrations closed on 24 Feb 2020

Delivery Format :

Event registration is Closed


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

This workshop provides participants with:

-The 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, transferable 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, transferable strategies to decode text across contexts through supported meaning and scaffolded word attack skills.

Part 1 will begin with getting the Decoding Strategy Instruction routine right, Part 2 will focus on data collection that informs explicit teaching.
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. 

Early Years Teachers, Support Teachers and Teacher Assistants, Principals and Literacy Leaders, 


Jill Buckrell(AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant
Jill Buckrell<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Jill Buckrell is a Literacy Consultant with previous experience as a teacher and school leader in both urban and remote schools. She has a strong commitment to improving literacy outcomes for Aboriginal students and has been involved in several major Indigenous Education initiatives in the past as a school principal in remote WA and the Northern Territory. Jill began work at AISWA as a literacy consultant in 2012 and is involved in a number of key professional learning initiatives including: Big Six, Hot Readers and Data Conversations to Target Instruction (literacy). She is also an accredited Sharp Reading presenter and manages the implementation of this program in Western Australia. Jill co-organises the annual Broome Conference for remote Aboriginal schools. Jill’s particular interest lies in the research, development and application of quality literacy strategies and opportunities for students who underachieve in literacy.

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Day 1

Date / Time

24 Feb 2020
Starts: 16:00
Finishes: 18:00

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Margaret River Montessori School

PL Hours : 2.00

Day 2

Date / Time

25 Feb 2020
Starts: 16:00
Finishes: 18:00

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Margaret River Montessori School

PL Hours : 2.00

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)

Event Contact

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