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Professional Learning

Professional Learning

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Professional Learning dates are available and schools are welcome to call or email for available times and dates.

Twilight Sessions (Introduction to Magic Words one hour, after school session.

Full Day Workshop held onsite, for schools wanting to fully implement Magic Words into their literacy program and embed the Top Six Science of Reading strategies into the day to day literacy lessons with every text everyday.

Topics include:

1. Literacy Research - Top Strategies that Optimise Learning Outcomes 

2. "The Science of Reading" in Teaching Literacy 

3. Top Six in Literacy Learning 

  1. Oral Language 
  2. Vocabulary
  3. Phonemic Awareness
  4. Phonics (decoding to read and decoding for spelling for writing) 
  5. Fluency (reading and writing automaticity)
  6. Comprehension.

4. Tracking and Monitoring progress - Easy and effective tips and tricks

5. Testing, Reporting and Benchmarking student progress 

The Australian Benchmarks for Word Recognition Manual and Test Cards (which are included in the training session for all participants) allow teachers to accurately measure each student’s:

*Progress in number of words learnt each term

*Word recognition skills against Australian Benchmarks (standardised measure of over 3,000 Australian Students across four terms = 12,000+ data sets)

*Rate of acquisition of the high-frequency words term by term, across the first four years of schooling

*Automaticity and fluency in reading as a key strategy for comprehension

*Progress in literacy proficiency for assessment, tracking and monitoring, and reporting:

The Australian Benchmark Standards allow teachers to report in diagnostic quintiles:

A - E   Reporting Standards:

A - Well Above,

- Above Average,

C - At Standard,

- Below Average,

E - Well Below

This is the ideal PL to up-skill and gain professional points using the Magic Words Resources and Assessments, to inform, differentiate and improve teaching and learning outcomes. These skills and strategies can be immediately applied in the classroom with each and every student.

We look forward to hearing from you to book in a convenient date and time.

Contact Magic Words to book your schools training session - or call (61) 03 9587 2395

Magic Words is an important resource in learning how to read and is sometimes referred to as the M100 or the Miaow Words, sight words, frequently used words, most common words, M1000W, Golden Words, Gold Words, Red Words, Blue Words, Green Words etc The "Science of Reading" highlights how important these words are for learning to read well.

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