We all know that reading opens the door to all learning.
Maureen Pollard, the creator of Little Learners Love Literacy, is passionate that all children can achieve success in reading, spelling and writing. It is for this reason she has developed an explicit, multi-sensory literacy program that works for all children.
Children love the engaging approach and teachers are very excited about the outcomes their students are achieving. Little Learners Love Literacy focuses on 'phonemic awareness and alphabet knowledge' giving children the skills they need to read, spell and write with confidence. This sequential program has 7 stages and it is developed from evidence-based literacy research.
Children start 'reading' real stories once they know the first 8 'sounds' introduced in our core resource, the Milo's Birthday Surprise storybook. Parents and teachers are supported with additional resources such as the Milo Activity Book and Milo's Read and Grab games. Children practise their skills by reading text, decodable stories about Pip and Tim.
The Little Learners Love Literacy program does not use 'guessing' as a strategy. We are frustrated that primary schools are encouraging chldren to 'look at the pictures' to predict the word. Little Learners Love Literacy focuses on teaching children to 'decode' or 'sound-out' the whole word, not just the initial sound.
Reading and spelling can be taught explicitly in a fun and engaging way.
Reading is the core responsibility of schools but parents also need to give additional support.
Getting children off to a good start in literacy is important!
This special offer of $990 is a must have for every Foundation Year classroom. Give children books they can read with success and confidence. Connect the learning in the classroom to the books children read - it makes sense!
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The correct pronuncation is important. Fiona shows you how to say the 'pure' sound without any distortion. This is important when blending sounds together to make words.
This activity book teaches handwriting, reading and spelling. A must for the classroom or at home. It can be photocopied to be used over and over again.
It includes decodable words after the first 7 letters and sounds have been introduced. This is followed by phrases, sentences and stories.
A few Heart words are introduced at each stage. These are words that children cannot decode at this stage. Heart words are such words as the, The, My, my, I.
Milo's Let's Spell activity is a modified version of SoundCheck - Australia's best resource for teaching spelling.
Spelling seems to get less attention than reading when educators discuss literacy. Spelling and reading are complementary skills and both need to be taught with the same passion. In some ways spelling is harder to teach as the alphabetic principle is very complex.
Wendy Moore from Perth WA emailed me her thoughts:
I'm a teacher specializing in supporting students with literacy and language difficulties. A colleague brought both SoundCheck books along to a networking meeting many years ago. I was smitten when I first saw them and bought them immediately. I used them with great success. SoundCheck is the only photocopied proforma that I use .... I'm very fussy about what I use with students, but I can't talk these resources up enough. I'm not normally a gusher but they are really fantastic. I can't thank you enough for creating such an invaluable resource.
Thank you Wendy for your feedback.Click here to find out more about the unique SoundCheck strategy
Four new Read and Grab games: teaching consonant and vowel digraphs
View children playing Milo's Read and Grab.
ACER (Australian Council of Educational Research) is the distributor of Little Learners Love Literacy and SoundCheck books in both Australia and New Zealand.
You can visit their bookshops in Melbourne - 19 Prospect Hill Rd, Camberwell, Perth - 7/1329 Hay St West Perth, Brisbane - 1/165 Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove.