This half day workshop covers the following:
- How to make it easier for children to learn
- Evidence-based research findings on the importance of phonics for reading and spelling
- Practical strategies on how you can help teach the following early fundamental literacy skills:
- The speech sounds associated with the single letters of the alphabet
- Useful concepts to help children write the letters of the alphabet neatly
- How to link writing the letters of the alphabet with phonic learning
- The speech sounds associated with letters that work together eg: sh, ee, ow
- How to break words into sounds (for spelling) and blend sounds into words (for reading)
- What about sight words?
- Working with longer words (words with more than 1 syllable)
- Some spelling / reading rules
- Working with spelling-list words
- Tips to develop reading fluency, a rich vocabulary and reading comprehension
Presented by Carol Baker:
Carol Baker is a paediatric speech pathologist who after a long career working directly with children with speech, language, hearing, reading and spelling difficulties now specialises in giving workshops and talks to groups of parents, carers and early educators.
Some feedback from past workshops:
“I have been frustrated and feeling at a loss as to how to help my 6-year-old. Thank you so much for giving me some tools to assist him.”
“Very clear, useful instruction – a great help for us when we are trying our best to help our child”.
“Very helpful and informative. And I really enjoyed it too!”
“I wish I had learnt this years ago!”
WHEN: Doors open at 9am to 1pm, Saturday, 29 June
Members – $80
Non-Members – $90