This webinar explores the theory and practice of teaching children to read and write. Dr Christine Braid (leader of Literacy@Massey), an expert in early literacy, shares her vast knowledge and expertise around the processes involved in learning to read and write and what this means for teachers’ classroom practice.
We also discuss a new resource from The Education Hub, which Christine has co-developed, in which we have worked with five primary schools across New Zealand to capture examples of how the principles of effective literacy instruction in early primary school can be enacted in the classroom.
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.
Topics discussed in this webinar
Times shown in minutes and seconds from the start of the video
|4.07||How we learn to read|
|10.29||Learning to write|
|13.45||The practices required in early literacy classrooms|
|21.06||Assessing and monitoring progress in reading and writing on a daily basis|
|26.01||Key messages for early literacy teachers and leaders|
|35.25||The practice-based resource co-developed by Christine Braid and The Education Hub|
You can take a look at the practice-based resource co-developed by Christine Braid and The Education Hub here.
The Education Hub also has a number of research reviews on early literacy, including the following guides:
Theories of early literacy development
Effective writing instruction in the junior primary years
You might also find these resources from overseas useful: