See also this related post: NZ-Friendly DIBELS 8 materials DIBELS has been developed and researched by the University of Oregon. Running this webinar gave me a chance to share my learning with a wider range of educators after Sharing Best Practice, Christchurch earlier this year.… Read More »Introduction to DIBELS for New Zealand Educators: webinar recording
Getting started with DIBELS in your school? Grab some handy tips, NZ-friendly resources, and recommended professional learning to learn how to use DIBELS to improve literacy teaching and learning.
“Phonemes are the parking spots for letters” ~Dr Louisa Moats Did you know that some sounds in English are exactly the same, with the tiny difference between them being that our voice is either switched on, or switched off? Try saying /fff/ and /vvv/ –… Read More »The Phonemes of Aotearoa
Structured Literacy: Whole class spelling in Year 7 & 8 A description of a super-fantastic lesson, with planning and resources to download so you can try it out yourself! Estimated read time: 6 minutes Lesson focus: One spelling pattern ‘ie’ representing multiple sounds: long /ī/… Read More »Structured Literacy: Whole class spelling in Year 7 & 8
A super-teacher 🤸♀️I know asked me a marvellous question last week: “Reading science tells us to teach blends as separate sounds. But how does that stand true in the case of ‘DR’ sounding more like a ‘J’. In the word ‘drop’ we totally don’t say… Read More »Teaching consonant blends for reading & spelling