Get started teaching explicit sequential phonics in Foundation. In this Foundation workshop, you will be introduced to explicit sequential phonics instruction and why this method is integral in learning to read. You will be taken through our teaching sequence for Foundation year of schooling, using Milo’s Birthday Surprise storybook and characters as mnemonic devices. Our presenter will demonstrate how to teach the program using the Little Learners suite of materials including our Teacher Activity Resource guides, various decodable games, and our decodable books.
While working with children who needed additional support, Maureen Pollard realised there was a need for explicit and sequential phonemic and phonics teaching in Australian classrooms. When she helped teachers change their approach and pedagogy, the overall literacy results improved drastically and Learning Logic and Little Learners Love Literacy® was born.
Evidence-based literacy research stresses the importance of explicit and sequential literacy teaching from the beginning. Our goal is to have this happening in every Foundation classroom from Day 1, giving children the best possible chance of being fluent readers, writers and spellers.
It also makes it clear that the most effective way of teaching reading is to include 5 key components: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency practice, vocabulary and comprehension. Little Learners Love Literacy® has been developed to do this in a simple, sequential, explicit, effective and engaging way.