Services and Information for Parents and Guardians.
Services and Information for Teachers, Special Needs Assistants and Non-Teaching School Staff.
Services and Information for Schools, ETBs, Further Education & Training Providers and Third Level Institutions.
Services and Information for Students, Trainees, Adult Learners and Research Students.
Mary Nugent, (Educational Psychologist, NEPS) talking about this resource
Balanced Approach to Literacy Development in the Early Years
Structure of the Literacy Tree
Siobhan O’Donoghue, Reading Recovery Specialist (PDST) talking about the structure of the Literacy Tree.
Concepts of Print
Children being introduced to concepts of print using a shared Big Book approach in Bansha National School.
Book Start Reading at Home
Parent and Child
Parent interactively reading aloud
Motivating Read Aloud
Use of motivating books in engaging young learners.
Affirmations in practice in Glor na Mara, National School, Tramore
Small Group Instruction Part 1
Positive declarations, reading fluency, shared reading, children reading text at the just-right level
Small Group Instruction Part 2
explicit phonics instruction, phonemic awareness, development of synthetic phonics, early spelling, Elkonin boxes, sentence cut-up
Small Group Instruction Part 3
Guided reading, picture walk, questions checking comprehension, word and sentence level work, context and letter-sound reading strategies, paired reading, independent reading, positive declarations
Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
Siobhan O’Donoghue, Reading Recovery Specialist (PDST), talking about phonological and phonemic awareness
Children in St Michael's Infant School, Limerick developing their phonemic abilities
Creating Strategic Readers
Reading Fluency, positive declarations, gradual release of responsibility, creating strategic readers, attacking unknown words, how to cross-check
Shared practice of Reading Strategies
Shared practice of reading strategies, alternative phoneme digraph sounds, linking phonemic awareness to spelling
Trying alternative vowel sounds
Creating strategic readers, trying alternative vowel sounds, linking phonemic awareness to spelling, segmenting words into individual phonemes, actively sorting words into groups, irregular words
Introducing a New Text
Introduction of a new text and to the narrative genre, new and memorable vocabulary
Creative Readers Putting it all Together
Awareness of sight words, applying strategies in meaningful reading, cross-checking for meaning, flipping the vowel
Junior Infants student reading with older student
older child helping a younger child with book reading.
Children in St Michael’s Infant School, Limerick working on invented spellings
Mary Nugent (NEPS, Educational Psychologist) talking about spelling tests and the alternative approach of word study
Opportunities to Write in the Early Years
Siobhan O’Donoghue, Reading Recovery Specialist (PDST), talking about opportunities to write in the early years
An example of a running record.
Assessment for Learning and Valuable Observational Tools
Siobhan O'Donoghue, Reading Recovery Specialist (PDST), speak about assessment for learning and valuable observational tools.
Word Reading - Sentence Dictation
Teacher assessing word reading skills and spelling skills (using sentence dictation).
Big Book Shared Reading
An interactive read aloud with a class in Bansha N.S
Importance of Graded Levelled Readers
Lucy Gannon (Educational Psychologist, NEPS) talking about the importance of levelled readers
Continuing Professional Development
Siobhan O’Donoghue, Reading Recovery Specialist (PDST), talking about the importance of continuing professional development
An introduction to a Professional Learning Community
A professional learning community discussing running records
Professional Learning Community discussing access to text including non-fiction
Professional Learning Community in St Tola’s National School discuss the assessment of comprehension.
Professional Learning Community reviewing word reading
Early Reading Material
Lucy Gannon (Educational Psychologist, NEPS) talking about NEPS position on early reading material
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