Systematic Synthetic Phonics
Systematic Synthetic Phonics instruction has been identified in Australia and other English-speaking countries as the most successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling, particularly for students with specific learning difficulties. Most teachers ‘do’ phonics, but can instruction and student gains be optimised? In this course, participants will learn about the features of high quality phonics instruction and become familiar with terrific programs, strategies, multisensory activities and resources they can use in designing an effective program.
- Phonics instruction at my school
- Research findings on reading and spelling performance and their implications for instruction
- The features and structure of high quality systematic synthetic phonics programs
- Evaluating and comparing programs
- Multisensory activities and resources for teaching synthetic phonics
- Planning for systematic phonics instruction in your literacy program