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Partners in Learning - Reading

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The Partners in Learning program supports Schools of Distance Education to enhance the skills of parents and home tutors in improving children's reading. The Partners in Learning program provides specialist advice and strategies to build capability to inspire, encourage and teach children to read and support reading development throughout their school years.

 

These videos discuss and model the stages of reading development and reading strategies for children. The video topics have been listed below.

 

Partners in Learning – Overview of reading videos
TopicDetails

1 - Oral language development

2:43min

Speech language pathologist discusses links between oral language skills and literacy development and how parents, carers and educators can support literacy development in the early years.

2 - Shared reading

2:57min

Modelled example of shared reading including the types of conversation most beneficial for children's literacy development in the early years.

3 - Developing phonemic awareness

5:16min

Modelled example of activities for developing phonemic awareness, including: onset and rime segmentation; the position of phonemes within words; blending and segmenting sounds in words and manipulating sounds.

4 - Phonics

7:44min

Modelled examples of activities for developing phonics in the early-years including: onset and rime segmentation; the position of phonemes within words; blending and segmenting sounds in words and manipulating sounds.

5 - Vocabulary

5:07min

Speech language pathologist explaining and modelling strategies for developing vocabulary in the early years.

6 - Fluency

2:29min

Modelled example of approaches to improve fluency in the early-years.

7 - Text comprehension

4:08min

Reading coach discussing text comprehension in the early years, including modelled scenarios.

8 - Phonological awareness

7:44min

Reading coach discussing phonological awareness in the early years, including modelled scenarios of word knowledge (metalinguistic awareness) development through syllable; rhyme and alliteration activities.

9 - Phonemic awareness 44 sounds

4:21min

Speech language pathologist articulating the 44 sounds in English.

 

10 - High-frequency words and sight words

3:36min

Reading coach discussing high-frequency words and sight words, with examples of a child engaged in activities to develop sight word recognition.

11 - Stages of reading development

3:58min

Reading coach discussing three examples of children demonstrating reading behaviours in each stage of reading: (emergent) prior to school; beginning reader; becoming a fluent reader.

12 - What to do… before reading

4:58min

A modelled scenario of what to do prior to reading a book, including selecting the book and introducing the book.

13 - What to do… during reading

3:39min

A modelled scenario of what to do during the reading of a book, including becoming a listener and asking guiding questions. 

14 - What to do… after reading

3:30min

A modelled scenario of what to do after reading, modelling use of questions and statements.

 

15 - Pause, prompt, praise

5:08min

Pause, prompt, praise modelled.

16 - Reading strategies for children

6:33min

Children's reading strategies modelled: decoding with phonics; re-reading sections of text; chunking; reading on; word recognition; pictures and visual clues.

 

17 - Reading session

5:04min

A modelled example of a complete reading session.

 

18 – Feedback

1:57min

Immediate and positive feedback examples to support student's reading development.

19 – Modelled reading

3:23min

This reading procedure is explained and modelled.

20 – Guided reading

4:21min

This reading procedure is explained and modelled.

21 – Independent reading

1:49min

This reading procedure is explained and modelled.

22 – Reading difficulties - schools and educators

5:06min

Speech language pathologist discusses reading difficulties and how schools (including schools of distance education) can meet the needs of students through assistive technologies.

23 – Reading difficulties – parents/carers/home tutors

2:56min

Speech language pathologist discusses reading difficulties and how parents, carers and home tutors can support all students with reading difficulties, including students who are enrolled in schools of distance education.

24 – Assistive technologies – schools and educators

2:50min

Assistive technologies and how schools (including schools of distance education) can meet the needs of students through assistive technologies.

 

25 – Assistive technologies – parents/carers/home tutors

3:30min

Assistive technologies and how parents, carers and home tutors can support all students' reading through assistive technologies, including students who are enrolled in schools of distance education.

 

 

The Partners in Learning program will be offered once again in 2020 for both Home Tutors and Parents and will be delivered both face to face and in an online learning context.  If this is something you are interested in, please send Kara Thompson our 2020 PiL coach, an email (kthom666@eq.edu.au), so she can provide you with more information to enrol for the program in Semester 1, 2020.


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Last reviewed 05 November 2019
Last updated 05 November 2019