There are a number of useful resources and apps to help develop phonological and phonemic awareness
University of Florida Literacy Institute (UFLI) teaching resources
A repository of evidence-based teaching resources including lesson plans, activities and apps. Resources have been created for classroom teachers, learning support and for parents,
Reading Success in the Early Primary Years
This book by Jocelyn Seamer is a step-by-step guide to structured literacy instruction for teachers working in the early years of primary school. Written by a teacher, for teachers, this book supports teachers to understand the evidence base of reading instruction and how to successfully implement it.
Developed at Brandon Park Primary School in Victoria, this is a free resource for teaching phonics, morphemes, orthography, etymology and semantics.
Speech to Print: Language essentials for teachers of reading
Renowned literacy expert Louisa Cook Moats explains why effective language arts instruction must be informed by a deep understanding of spoken and written English–and how to apply this understanding to improve teaching practices.
Nessy apps are designed using the principles of the science of reading and the science of learning. They can be used in classrooms, learning support or at home.
The Bookshop by MultiLit
MultiLit publishes and sells books on reading, spelling and behaviour management as well as high quality picture books.
The AUSPELD bookshop has a selection of high quality texts about evidence-based instruction and intervention.
Explicit Direct Instruction: The power of the well-crafted, well-taught lesson
Authors Hollingsworth and Ybarra give teachers and instructional planners a step-by-step implementation guide to implementing the Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) approach in diverse classrooms. Based on educational theory, brain research, and data analysis, EDI helps teachers deliver effective lessons that can significantly improve achievement all grade levels. The authors discuss characteristics of EDI, such as checking for understanding, lesson objectives, activating prior knowledge, concept and skills development, and guided practice and more.
Explicit Instruction: Effective and efficient teaching
Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented—and has been shown to promote achievement for all students. This highly practical and accessible resource gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area. The authors are leading experts who provide clear guidelines for identifying key concepts, strategies, skills, and routines to teach; designing and delivering effective lessons; and giving students opportunities to practice and master new material.
Reading Doctor Word Builder App
Word Builder™ is a scientifically-based, easy to use app that anybody can use to help children and adults of all ages learn to read and spell with phonics. Created by reading specialist and speech-language pathologist Dr. Bartek Rajkowski, PhD, Word Builder™ is a fun and intuitive means through which to learn how to use letter-sound patterns to crack the code in the English language. It is designed to be used in parallel with any synthetic phonics program. Word Builder™ will help teaching beginning readers, students with reading difficulties and students learning English as a second language. While the app is designed to be able to be used independently, it is a perfect complement to other Reading Doctor’s apps.
Reading Rockets classroom strategies
The Reading Rockets library provides teachers with effective, research-based classroom strategies to help build and strengthen literacy skills in print awareness, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.
Florida Centre for Reading Research – student centre
A team of teachers at FCRR collected ideas and created Student Center Activities for use in kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms. The accompanying Teacher Resource Guide offers important insights on differentiated instruction and how to use the student center materials.
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