Research to the Classroom - Dyad Reading Part 3 - Teacher Talk
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…
Research to the Classroom - Dyad Reading Part 2
Hi there, and welcome to the Structured Literacy Podcast recorded here in Pataway Lutruwita or Burnie, Tasmania, the home of the Palawa people. I'm so lucky to live and work here in this beautiful place and also to bring you this week's podcast, which is the second episode in our current Research to the Classroom series about assisted reading. Our Research to the Classroom series is in three parts: part one, where we share a publ…
Research to the Classroom - Dyad Reading - Part 1
Hi there. Welcome to the Structured Literacy Podcast. It's Jocelyn here, and I am so pleased to welcome you this week because we have a brand new series for you. One of the things I remember so vividly is being in school as a teacher and then leader, really wanting to keep up with readings and research and just not having the bandwidth to be able to do it. So we've started a brand new series for you called Research to the Classroom. It's a se…
Your 8 Step Action Plan to Support Students Struggling with Fluency
At a certain point in a child's reading development we start the focus on fluency and one of the signs of a struggling reader is stilted, slow reading even after several years of reading instruction. The Australian Curriculum says that children should be ‘practising fluency’ from foundation the foundation year and ‘using fluency’ from year 1. I’m really sorry (ok, not sorry) but what on earth does that even mean? As teachers we are often left to our own devices to interpret what fluency act…
Figuring Out Fluency
If you teach in Australia you are a little more than half way through the first term of 2022. You’ve gotten to know your students and have identified their strengths and weakness in reading. For some children you will have noticed that they can ‘read’ but they are lacking fluency.
The first thing to note is that fluency is not an activity we do or a specific skill to develop, it’s the product of great reading instruction across a range of areas. However, a quick search online for fluency a…