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Synthetic Phonics Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties (Werribee only, March 2018)

Full day workshop that will allow Primary school classroom teachers to:

  • Learn how poor phonics knowledge and skill affects reading, writing and spelling and the long term impact of illiteracy on individuals;
  • Understand the importance of explicit, systematic instruction in synthetic phonics;
  • Become more familiar with the sequence of skill development associated with synthetic phonics and how to teach these from a multisensory perspective.

Workshop Overview:

Teachers will engage in practical experiences designed to increase their knowledge and skill in teaching phonics using a synthetic approach. They will also become more familiar with the range of evidence that supports this field of work, particularly for students with learning difficulties.


Workshop Day:

  • Why do students with learning difficulties find cracking the alphabetic code challenging?
  • How does phonics instruction fit into the “5 Big ideas” framework of learning to read in a balanced curriculum?
  • What are the different types of phonics instruction?
  • Why teach phonics using a synthetic approach?
  • How are phonics skills learnt? What does the research say is best practice in this field?
  • Assessing and planning for phonic knowledge in students;
  • Teaching the hierarchy of phonic skills;
  • Using technology and a multisensory approach to teach synthetic phonics;
  • Practical solutions and activities in teaching the full phonic code;
  • Resources and organisations.


Withdrawal/Cancellation Date: Friday 2nd March, 2018

Event Properties

Event Date 16-03-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 16-03-2018 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date 29-11-2017
Cut off date 14-03-2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price $297.00
Edumazing, Werribee
1/84 Synnot Street, Werribee VIC 3030, Australia Werribee, Victoria 3030 Australia
Edumazing, Werribee
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