Why and How to Teach Phonics: Ballina

  • 9:00 AM
  • Ballina. Exact address TBA
  • or phone: 0405 658 593

A half-day workshop with Carol Baker LCST: MSPA

Upskilling educators to improve education outcomes for students

Completing the Why and How to Teach Phonics workshop will contribute 3 hours and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) registered professional development addressing standard 5.1.2 from Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

“Amazing – practical, useful, sequential – building skills from the ground up.”

“Thank you! Truly the best PD day I’ve experienced – so practical and has given me confidence (finally!) of where and how to start.”

The workshop covers the following:

The WHY of Phonics:

  • Understanding the alphabetic writing system
  • Evidence-based research findings on the importance of phonics for reading and spelling

The HOW of Phonics:

  • The speech sounds associated with the single letters of the alphabet (more than one sound per letter for some letters)
  • 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)
  • Resources, activities and materials to teach the above
  • How to modify teaching practice for children of different levels of ability.
  • What about sight words?
  • Some early spelling / reading rules
  • Working with longer words (words with more than 1 syllable)

Also (briefly):

  • Tips to develop reading fluency
  • Tips to develop a rich vocabulary
  • Tips to develop reading comprehension


Where: Ballina NSW (venue to be confirmed)
Date: Thursday 26th March 2020
Time: 9am – 1pm
Cost: $150 (includes morning tea and all materials)
Limited spaces

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To book a place go to Eventbrite/Ballina/Education or click below

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