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Oral language foundations for literacy

In this webinar, speech language therapist and literacy consultant Emma Nahna talks about the fundamental importance of oral language as part a broad, rich literacy programme.

Emma shares practical strategies to help Year 0-8 teachers incorporate oral language across all aspects of their teaching programmes. Emma provides professional learning and development to schools and early childhood settings, and her focus is on supporting teachers to embed evidence-informed, effective literacy and oral language teaching for all students.

To help you navigate the webinar easily, there is a list of the key topics covered in the session below, including the time each was discussed. The key ideas discussed in this webinar are also shared in a short insight article.

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Topics discussed in this webinar

Times shown in minutes and seconds from the start of the video:

2.50 Oral language as the foundation for literacy: the Communication Chain
16.09 The Scarborough Reading Rope and the relationship between oral language proficiency and skilled reading
20.06 The impact of poor oral language skills on literacy learning, academic success, and later life outcomes
24.19 What is developmental language disorder?
26.24 Phases in the development of language and literacy
29.54 The Matthew Effect in learning to read and write
31.22 The Simple View of Reading
38.37 Structured literacy: the how and the what
47.53 The Reading Rope in schools and classrooms
49.48 Powerful literacy practices
59.07 The Explicit Vocabulary Teaching Routine

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