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S3 Ep15 - Four Points to Consider When Pacing Phonics Instruction



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Hi there, welcome to this episode of the Structured Literacy Podcast, it's Jocelyn here coming to you from Tasmania, the home of the Palawa people. At Jocelyn Seamer Education, we believe that every child has the right to be taught with evidence-informed instruction and that every teacher has the right to be supported to make that happen. It's a nice idea to always base instructional decisions on research. It would be wonderful to have certainty in this way,…

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S3 Ep12 - What to Expect When Working with a Consultant




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Welcome to the Structured Literacy Podcast, where we talk all things school and literacy.

This episode was recorded on the lands of the Palawa people here in beautiful Pataway, Burnie in Tasmania. We discuss a wide variety of topics on the Structured Literacy Podcast, everything from phonics to morphology and text-based units, and this week I'd like to deviate from our usual content and talk about what is involved in working with a consultant. Now, …

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Research to the Classroom: Daily Review Part 3 - Teacher Talk


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Jocelyn: 

Hi there, welcome to the Structured Literacy Podcast. It's Jocelyn coming to you from Pataway Burnie, here in the absolutely gorgeous Tasmania. I am joined today by Jo Griffin, who is here for our Teacher Talk episode all about retrieval and daily review. Hi Jo, how are you going?

Jo: 

Hi Jocelyn, I'm great. Excited to talk to you today.

Jocelyn: 

Thank you so much for joining us, or, joining me here after school in the evening. So, everyo…

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Research to the Classroom - Dyad Reading Part 3 - Teacher Talk



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Jocelyn: Hey Kirby, how are you going?

Kirby: Good. Thank you. How are you?

Jocelyn: I'm excellent now that you're here. It's so fantastic to have you here for our very first teacher talk episode of the podcast. Kirby, why don't you share with our listeners who you are, where you teach, what you do, how long you've been teaching for and all the things?

Kirby: Sure. So my name's Kirby. This will be my 12th year of teaching. I worked out earlier, wh…

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S2 E10 - A NICE Framework for Choosing a New Approach



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Introduction.
Hi there. It's brilliant to have you here with me for this episode of the Structured Literacy Podcast. My name is Jocelyn, and I hope that you are having a fantastic day. I'd like to begin this episode by acknowledging the Palawa people of Tasmania and the 40,000 year connection that they share with the lands and waterways of this beautiful place that I have the privilege of living in.

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Today's Topic - NICE.
In this episode of the podca…

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S2 E8 - Why isn't my Tier 1 Instruction working?



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Hello, and welcome to the Structured Literacy Podcast. My name is Jocelyn, and I'm so pleased that you've decided to join me for this episode. A little while ago, I created an episode called, Why Isn't My Tier Two Instruction Working? This was episode three of season two. In this episode, I shared several reasons that things might not be going to plan and suggested ways that schools might strengthen Tier-two practices to make them as effective …

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S1 E16 - 5 Evidence-informed Alternatives to Independent Silent Reading



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Today, I'd like to talk to you about is the issue that has had me with a bee in my bonnet for a little while now, and that is the large amount of time that many children spend in independent silent reading during literacy instruction.

My challenge with this is not that it is bad for children to read on their own; in fact, we know that there are positive impacts. Professor Pam Snow from La Trobe University talks often about the fact t…

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Small steps - big results

Simple Steps for Big Change


It is the school holidays and I know that it is very likely you have half of your brain occupied by what you’ll be doing next term to create great learning opportunities for your students.  You might have big plans that you are excited about, or you might have big wishes that you know you can’t implement because your school still follows a balanced literacy approach.  Whether you are in the first or second situation, I want you to know that while our goal is to have a fully evidence aligned cl…

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Using Decodable Texts to Meet Student Needs



We have all heard about decodable texts and the need to ditch 3 cueing.  It is now well established that children should only be given material to read in the early stage of learning to read that contains graphemes and high frequency words they have been taught and that 'sounding out' is the only strategy we should be teaching when children are lifting the words from the page.  However, even this switch to decodable texts does not mean that one size fits all. 

Before I talk about stud…

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