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Effective Early Years Literacy Teaching Practices Margaret Sankey, Manager Andrea Barker, Project Officer Programs & Resources B-8. Aims of this session. To consider the basis of evidence underpinning early years literacy practice To consider strategies that reflect this evidence

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Effective Early Years Literacy Teaching Practices

Margaret Sankey, Manager

Andrea Barker, Project Officer

Programs & Resources B-8

Literacy SecretariatLiteracy is everyone’s business

aims of this session
Aims of this session
  • To consider the basis of evidence underpinning early years literacy practice
  • To consider strategies that reflect this evidence
  • To strengthen our leadership of quality early years literacy improvements
  • To share our ideas about early years literacy practice

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outline
Outline
  • Common messages from the evidence
  • Literacy Secretariat platform – implications for early years literacy
  • Sharing of strategies for strengthening teaching implications
  • Where to next?

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reading and writing floats on a sea of talk d hornsby
Reading and writing floats on a sea of talk D.Hornsby

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literacy definitions
Literacy Definitions

Literacy is the capacity, confidence and disposition to use language in all its forms. Literacy incorporates a range of modes of communication including music, movement, dance, story telling, visual arts, media and drama, as well as talking, listening,viewing, reading and writing.

Early Years Learning Framework 2009

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literacy definitions6
Literacy Definitions

Literacy refers to reading, writing, speaking, viewing and listening effectively in a range of contexts. In the 21st century, the definition of literacy has expanded to refer to a flexible, sustainable command of a set of capabilities in the use and production of traditional texts and new communications technologies, using spoken language, print and multimedia.

Australian Curriculum English Consultation Draft 2010

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quality literacy teaching
Quality Literacy Teaching

It is the responsibility of all educators to ensure that learners have the language and literacy skills needed for success across the curriculum and beyond.

To the meet the needs of all learners effective literacy teaching is

  • Planned to match literacy understandings and skills and that support literacy engagement and achievement of learners
  • Differentiated
  • Explicit
  • Intentional
  • Balanced and integrated
  • Consistent with whole site literacy agreements and planning.

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the national inquiry into the teaching of literacy dest 2005
The National Inquiry into the Teaching ofLiteracy (DEST 2005)

Recommends:

that educators provide systematic, direct and explicit phonics instruction so that children master the

essential alphabetic code-breaking skills

equally,

that educators provide an integrated

approach to reading that supports the

development of oral language, vocabulary,

grammar, reading fluency, comprehension and

the literacies of new technologies.

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the national inquiry into the teaching of literacy dest 200510
The National Inquiry into the Teaching ofLiteracy (DEST 2005)
  • Teaching is informed by evidence-based research
  • We must have a clear understanding of why, how, what and when to use particular strategies.

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evidence underpinning early years literacy
Evidence underpinning early years literacy
  • The significant role of communication in early literacy development
  • Literacy and well being are interrelated
  • Literacy is a socio – cultural practice
  • There are multiple literacies and literacy is multifaceted
  • Literacy is across the curriculum
  • Skills such as code breaking (phonological awareness, alphabetic knowledge, concepts about print and rapid automatic naming) are critical but need to be placed in meaningful contexts.

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evidence underpinning early years literacy12
Evidence underpinning early years literacy
  • The Big Six (Konza)
  • Linguistic Knowledge
  • Phonological awareness
  • Letter sound Knowledge
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension

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challenges opportunities
Challenges & Opportunities
  • In current times what are the challenges & opportunities facing literacy teachers in their everyday work ?

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practice
Practice
  • Holistic approaches
  • Responsive to children
  • Learning through play
  • Intentional teaching
  • Learning environments
  • Cultural competence
  • Continuity of learning and transition
  • Assessment for learning

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effective teaching and learning for young children early years literacy program decs 2006
Effective teaching and learning for young children- Early Years Literacy Program DECS 2006
  • Relationships between values, beliefs, theory and practice
    • Our beliefs about literacy learning influence what and how we teach

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Effective teaching and learning for young childrenEarly Years Literacy Program DECS 2006
  • Knowledge of children
    • Knowing each child is essential for planning effective teaching and learning experiences

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Effective teaching and learning for young childrenEarly Years Literacy Program DECS 2006
  • An engaging and active learning environment
    • Effective learning is optimised through a comprehensive and contextual program that promotes engagement

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what does a quality early literacy teaching program look like
What does a quality early literacy teaching program look like ?
  • Language rich
  • Meaningful topics of study
  • Negotiated with child and teacher knowledge
  • Teachers create active learning environments
  • A strong language and literacy program

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balanced literacy
Balanced literacy
  • Talking together
  • Reading aloud daily and frequently
  • Shared reading
  • Individual reading
  • Modeled writing
  • Shared writing
  • Individual writing

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