Little Learners Love Literacy is an explicit, multisensory literacy program for children in Foundation and Grade 1. Drawing on evidence-based research, this program teaches children the first steps to reading and spelling. It focuses on phonemic awareness and alphabet knowledge, giving children the skills they need to read, write, and spell with confidence. This 2-hour workshop will give you an introduction to the program and resources, as well as some time to ask questions.
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.