The Literacy Blueprint Literacy Training with Literacy Training with Jo-Anne Dooner Synthetic Guided Phonics Reading The FAB Five Comprehension Successful Literacy Spelling PedagogyAssessment Successof Reading for alland Writing Learners Literacy Writing LeadershipGive your school the Literacy Blueprint for success; evidence based and practical training to give all teachers the skills and confidence to benefit every child.
The Literacy Blueprint Training The Literacy Blueprint training provides the skills and tools a whole school community needs to teach all areas of literacy effectively. By teachers for teachers, it is evidence based, practical and hands on, leaving teachers with the skills and confidence to get going right away!Every module of The • Raise children’s standards in your schoolLiteracy Blueprint • Be grounded in current evidence and sound pedagogy • Be run by a trainer who has taught what she is teachingTraining will: • Synthetic practical tips to differentiate your teaching Give you Guided Phonics Reading • Help you build learning communities The FAB Comprehension Five • Translate theory into practice, planning, teaching and assessing • Successful good practice Embed Literacy Spelling • Pedagogy theory to teaching and resources Link the Assessment Success of Reading • Be tailored to meet the curriculum requirements of your school for all and Writing Learners • Be flexible – your needs, our trainers Literacy Writing • Leadership create an action plan to start immediately Help youMeet your Literacy A teacher for over 20 years, Jo-Anne has taught in Australia, Indonesia, Japan, and Hong Kong across the PYP, the NationalBlueprint trainer Curriculum of England and Wales and the State mandated– Jo-Anne Dooner curriculums of Australia. Having worked as a Vice-Principal and a Literacy Coordinator she has a deep understanding of how to lead literacy development as well as how to teach it. Synthetic Guided Phonics Reading Jo-Anne is the co-founder of Get Reading Right and devised Get The FAB Five Right’s synthetic phonics, comprehension, guided reading and Comprehension spelling programmes. She co-authored Get Reading Right’s best Successful selling teaching programme: The Synthetic Phonics Toolkit. Literacy Spelling Pedagogy Assessment She trains teachers right across the globe and is known for her Success of Reading “teacher friendly, no nonsensefor all approach” which inspires teachers and Writing Learners to get up and do it! Jo-Anne recently featured on Australia’s Today programme describing Get Reading Right’s “revolutionary Literacy WritingThanks Jo-Anne. Excellent Leadership technique”.presentation-vibrant, dynamic,entertaining. You made it all soeasy to understand. Thank you. ---- Chris Curtain, Hong Lok Yuen International School, Hong Kong T +852 2525 9263 F +852 2525 3057 E email@example.com 1
The Literacy BlueprintLiteracy Training with Jo-Anne DoonerTen training modules make up the building blocks for your school’s LiteracyBlueprint for success: The FAB FIVE! Synthetic Phonics The Ten Synthetic phonics is the fastest, most There are five underlying skills that Modules all learners need to possess in order effective way to teach early reading to become great readers. Learn why and spelling. Get Reading Right for Literacy it is important that teachers know is a leading synthetic programme provider in the UK and Asia. Learn Success! how to plan, teach and assess these five skills: phonemic awareness, from the author herself, how to phonic knowledge, vocabulary implement a systematic, synthetic acquisition, comprehension and phonics programme in your school. fluency.Guided Reading Comprehension SpellingGuided reading is a fundamental Many teachers are actually testing How do we move children frompart of a balanced literacy or practising comprehension learning words to learning howprogramme. It allows teachers rather than teaching children to spell words? Children need theto plan, teach and assess every explicit strategies to improve lifelong tools to spell unknown andchild’s reading. Learn how to have comprehension. Learn how to difficult words. Learn how to teachsuccessful guided reading up and implement a structured programme spelling so that it is more than justrunning in every classroom. to improve the comprehension of memorisation. every child in your school.Success for all Writing LiteracyLearners Writing is an important life skill. It Leadership is important in this modern era toMake zero reading failure the vision use writing to inquire, learn and Every teacher in a school is a teacherfor your school. Understand how to communicate. Learn how your of language and all senior managersto help those children that find school can teach writing across the are leading learners. See how youreading and writing difficult. Learn curriculum to improve learning in can create a culture of continuoushow leading schools around the all subjects. improvement in your school.world are making the “zero readingfailure” dream a reality.Assessment of Successful Literacy Each module canReading and Pedagogy span anything from aWriting Teachers make a difference to two hour introductory student learning! Make sure every workshop to a week’sAuthentic assessment is at the heart teacher in your school is the best training– see pageof all good learning; it is not as teacher of literacy. Understand howdifficult as many teachers think. for further details. children learn, and how to teachLearn how to make assessment drive every child the skills that underpinthe planning, teaching and learning successful literacy acquisition.in your school. T +852 2525 9263 F +852 2525 3057 E firstname.lastname@example.org 2
The FAB FIVE! Teachers will learn: • Theory of reading, including current research and governmentThere are five underlying initiativesskills that all learners need to • About the FAB FIVE skills and why they should underpin allpossess in order to become reading programmesgreat readers. Learn why it is • How to plan, teach and assess all five reading skills within aimportant that teachers know balanced reading programmehow to plan, teach and assessthese five skills: Impact on children:• Phonemic awareness • All children will be given the skills to become lifelong readers• Phonic knowledge • Reading standards across the school will increase• Vocabulary acquisition • Increased enjoyment of reading• Comprehension• Fluency As a result parents will: • See their children reading for pleasure • Be confident in the school’s reading programmeTarget Audience: • Know how to help their child at homeAll teachers, ESL and individualneeds teachers. Thank you for your inspirational and practical presentation. The teachers walked away very enthusiastic and the conversations have continued. Module 1 ---- Cathy McSweeney, Chinese International SchoolSynthetic Phonics Teachers will learn: • What is synthetic phonics • The theory behind the success of synthetic phonicsSynthetic phonics is the fastest, • How research supports the use of phonics to teach early readingmost effective way to teach • How to teach synthetic phonicsearly reading and spelling. • Hands-on experience with ready made games and activitiesGet Reading Right is a leading to make learning funsynthetic phonics programme • How to incorporate synthetic phonics into a balanced literacyprovider in the UK and Australia. programmeLearn from the author herself, • Practical workshops to plan and assesshow to implement a systematic,synthetic phonics programme in Impact on children:your school. • Learn the basic code (32 grapheme-phoneme representations) in as little as 12 weeks • Begin to read simple words and phrases from the first weekTarget Audience: • Begin to write immediatelyEarly years teachers and individual • Increased confidence and ‘can do’ attitude towards learningneeds teachers. As a result parents will: • See huge improvements in their children’s reading and spelling immediately • Know and trust that the school is teaching reading and spelling well • Learn how to help their children at home Fantastic, practical ideas. An opportunity to reflect and rethink about how children learn to read! Module 2 ---- David Sorrell, Hong Lok Yuen International School T +852 2525 9263 F +852 2525 3057 E email@example.com 3
Guided Reading Teachers will learn: • Theory of guided reading, including current researchGuided reading is a • How to structure guided reading sessionsfundamental part of a balanced • How to plan independent literacy experiences for groupsliteracy programme. It allows during guided readingteachers to plan, teach and • Hands-on experience with ready made games and activitiesassess every child’s reading. to make learning funLearn how to have successful • Practical workshops to begin to plan and assessguided reading up and running Impact on children:in every classroom. • Increased reading standards for all children • Explicit use of reading strategies to gain meaning from textTarget Audience: • Improved fluency and comprehension • Improved attitude towards readingAll class teachers: PYP and curriculumcoordinators. As a result parents will: • Know and understand the Guided Reading/Home Reading levels used in school • Feel confident that children are enjoying reading and their teachers are the reading experts that their children need I thought I was pretty good at guided reading – but now I realise there is so much more I should be doing with it. I am really motivated to do some more research and improve my practice. Module 3 ---- Jacqui Stewart, Kiangsu Chekiang International SchoolComprehension Teachers will learn: • Theory of comprehension, including current researchMany teachers are actually • How to teach 10 explicit comprehension strategiestesting or practising • How to incorporate comprehension into a balanced readingcomprehension rather than programmeteaching children explicit • How to plan, teach and assess comprehensionstrategies to improvecomprehension. Learn how Impact on children:to implement a structured • Enjoyment of all reading will rocket!programme to improve the • Increased reading standards for all childrencomprehension of every child in • Explicit use of comprehension strategies to gain meaning fromyour school. a variety of texts • Ability to analyse and discuss texts will improve dramaticallyTarget Audience: As a result parents will:All teachers and senior leadership • See their children reading for pleasureteams. • See their children’s comprehension improve • Understand that their children can begin to be more independent readers Excellent balance of theory, good practice and ideas and resources to implement straight away in the classroom. Module 4 ---- Andy Beale, Harrow Intl School, Beijing T +852 2525 9263 F +852 2525 3057 E firstname.lastname@example.org 4
Spelling Teachers will learn: • Theory of spelling acquisition, including current researchHow do we move children from • How to teach a structured spelling programme through anlearning words to learning inquiry approachhow to spell words? Children • About individualised spelling and differentiationneed the lifelong tools to spell • How spelling journals can cater for the needs of all childrenunknown and difficult words. • How to plan, teach and assess spellingLearn how to teach spellingso that it is more than just Impact on children:memorisation. • Children will learn spelling strategies to attack unknown words • Children enjoy and feel challenged in spelling sessions • All children commit words to long-term memoryTarget Audience: • Spelling in context improves dramaticallyAll teachers, ESL and individual needs • Proofreading of writing becomes evidentteachers. As a result parents will: • Know how to support their children’s spelling development • Feel confident that their children are being taught how to spell and that their teachers know how to help them improve I can finally ditch the dreadful spelling list. I’ve always wanted an easy way to individualise my spelling programme. Module 5 ---- James Mair, Longacre Primary, Bristol, UKSuccess for all Teachers will learn: • How to identify children needing supportLearners • Various assessment and screening techniques • How to plan and implement structured catch up programmesMake zero reading failure the • How to track improvements and report to parentsvision for your school. Learn howto help those children that find Impact on children:reading and writing difficult. • Increased self-esteemLearn how leading schools • Reading strategies improve immediatelyaround the world are making the • Writing improves - as does the attitude towards writing“zero reading failure” dream a • Increased confidence and ‘can do’ attitude towards learningreality. As a result parents will:Target Audience: • See that their child’s attitude towards reading has improvedAll teachers, ESL and individual needs • Know how to support their child at hometeachers. • Feel informed about their child’s progress I am so happy that I have finally found a realistic, time efficient way to help my struggling readers. Module 6 ---- Jenny Wylie, Castle Peak Junior School, Bristol, UK T +852 2525 9263 F +852 2525 3057 E email@example.com 5
Writing Teachers will learn: • Current theory and research about how children becomeWriting is an important life skill. writersIt is important in this modern • How to conduct shared, guided and independent writingera to use writing to inquire, sessionslearn and to communicate. • How to teach the major text types explicitlyLearn how your school can • How to plan, teach and assess writingteach writing across the • How to monitor and track writing improvementscurriculum to improve learningin all subjects. Impact on children: • Increased writing standards for all children • Writing across the curriculum improvesTarget Audience: • Self assessment and target setting is used by all childrenAll teachers, ESL and individual needs • Improved attitude towards writingteachers. As a result parents will: • Know how to support their children’s writing development • Feel confident that their children are being taught how to become lifelong writers Thanks for all the practical ideas for teaching writing. I’ll now teach writing linked to other areas of the curriculum. Module 7 ---- Gemma Jones, North Hill Primary, York, UKLiteracy Leaders will learn: • How to create a school vision for literacyLeadership • The role of leadership in maintaining high reading and writing standardsEvery teacher in a school is a • The importance of data and how to analyse, evaluate and actteacher of language and all on datasenior managers are leading • How to audit their school’s reading and writing standardslearners. See how you can • How to audit teaching and learning in literacycreate a culture of continuous • How to audit resources and plan for strategic purchasingimprovement in your school. • How to action plan for improved standards for children and teachersTarget Audience: Impact on teachers:Senior leaders and Literacy • Shared school vision for literacy is evidentCoordinators. • A sense of direction is felt by all • Renewed energy and enthusiasm for teaching literacy • Feel great about their students’ success! Impact on children: • Improved standards in literacy across the school As a result parents will: • Be aware of the school’s progress and success in literacy We received great advice from Jo-Anne. We all feel so much Module 8 more confident to tackle literacy issues in our school. ---- Hani Zahra, Blaxcell Street Public School, Sydney, Australia T +852 2525 9263 F +852 2525 3057 E firstname.lastname@example.org 6
Assessment of Teachers will learn: • Current theory and research on assessmentReading and • How to use both formative and summative assessmentWriting • How to assess all the skills of reading as well as comprehension • How to assess writing and set targetsAuthentic assessment is at the • Practical tools to begin to plan for assessmentheart of all good learning;it is not as difficult as many Impact on children:teachers think. Learn how tomake assessment drive the • Target setting becomes a part of every lessonplanning, teaching and learning • A sense of purpose and responsibility is evidentin your school. • An increased enjoyment of learning As a result parents will:Target Audience: • Know the standards of their childrenAll teachers and senior leadership • Feel informed about their child’s progressteams. • Know how to help their child improve • Feel confident discussing learning with the school Assessment is an essential component of quality teaching and learning. Jo-Anne gave us wonderful practical tips and ideas to get the most out of our assessment time. Module 9 ---- Hani Zahra, Blaxcell Street Public School, Sydney, AustraliaSuccessful Literacy Teachers will learn: • What makes a difference to learningPedagogy • How to plan for literacy learning • How to use learning intentions and success criteriaTeachers make a difference to • The importance of differentiationstudent learning! Make sure • How to respond to children’s learningevery teacher in your school • How to plan for formative and summative assessmentis the best teacher of literacy. • How to set up classrooms for successUnderstand how childrenlearn, and how to teach every Impact on children:child the skills that underpin • Enjoyment of literacy lessons increasessuccessful literacy acquisition. • Increased standards of achievement and attainment As a result parents will:Target Audience:All teachers, curriculum coordinators • See consistency in teaching and learning across the schooland senior leadership teams. A great overview of what makes good literacy teaching. Some excellent practical ideas. Module 10 ---- Kathy Rembisz, Killara Public School, Sydney, Australia T +852 2525 9263 F +852 2525 3057 E email@example.com 7