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S2 E9 - Why are words confusing?



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Hi there, and welcome to the Structured Literacy Podcast, where we talk all things Structured Literacy. This episode is coming to you from Pataway, Burnie in Tasmania, and I'd like to start by recognising the Palawa people of this land and their connection to the lands and waterways on which I live and work.

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When I visit schools and model spelling lessons in classrooms, I often begin by explaining to students that 150 years ago, …

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S2 E6 - How do I create an integrated literacy block?


 

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Hello. Hello, it's Jocelyn here with the latest episode of the Structured Literacy Podcast. I'm so pleased that you've decided to join me, and I hope that wherever you are in the world, you are finding the teaching of literacy as stimulating and exciting as I do. If that's not the case, If you're feeling overwhelmed, confused, and maybe a little scared, please know that you aren't on your own. We are here to help. You'll find loads of practi…

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S1 E26 - How Can I Find Time for Morphology Instruction?



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Why, hello there. Welcome to the Structured Literacy Podcast. I'm Jocelyn Seamer. I'd like to begin by paying my respects to the people on whose lands this podcast is recorded, the Palawa People of Tasmania. This episode rounds out our series about spelling, and today I am going to discuss where morphology instruction fits into the literacy block for both early years and Year 3 - 6.

Let's begin with the early years. In episode 23of the podcast…

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S1 E25 - How can I teach spelling well when I don't feel like I know what I need to?

 

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Hi there. Welcome to the Structured Literacy Podcast, the place where we keep it real about the rewards and challenges of bringing structured literacy to life in our classrooms and schools. My name is Jocelyn Seamer. I'd like to begin by paying my respects to the Palawa people of Tasmania, on whose lands this podcast is recorded and to the people of Gunditjmara country in Victoria, where it is edited.

We are currently producing a series of po…

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S1 E24 - How can I kickstart my upper primary spelling improvement journey?


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Hi there. It's Jocelyn here from Jocelyn Seamer Education, and I'd like to welcome you to this episode of the Structured Literacy Podcast. I'd like to pay my respects to the Palawa people of Tasmania, where this podcast is recorded and also to the people of Gunditjimara Country in Victoria, where it is edited.

In our last episode of the Structured Literacy Podcast, we talked about early years spelling and, if we aren't doing rainbow writing and lo…

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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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S1 E14 - When should we start morphology instruction and what might it look like?




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Some people think that morphology should be taught from day one of foundation. They tend to think that people should only be exploring words and phoneme-grapheme correspondences through the exploration of morphology and that phonics shouldn't be taught in a systematic structured way as we do in systematic synthetic phonics.

Other people think that morphology should not be touched until after students have the full alphabetic code under their b…

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