Sound Beginnings Workshop - Christchurch

Professional development (PD) Canterbury

Posted: 11 February 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAGou

Developing oral language for success in literacy and learning

Reading is not a visual process … it’s all about SOUND!

Oral language has a profound impact on children’s preparedness for learning and on their ongoing success as lifelong learners. Children typically enter school with a wide range of oral language experience and ability. If ignored, any gaps and resulting impacts on academic ability persist to grow throughout their school experience. Add to your kete of culturally responsive practice by incorporating oral language processes and activities that support all children to participate and learn. Reduce disparity: set all children up for literacy success.

Sound Beginnings unpacks the oral language connection to literacy, empowering teachers to intentionally grow foundation skills.

Through this workshop Look, Listen, Launch your literacy programme and:

  • Explore the brain science and cognitive research confirming oral language as the foundation for literacy
  • Apply the research to the elements that need to be explicitly taught
  • Unpack oral language processes that are woven into literacy and incorporating these in your programme
  • Explore The Big 5 of literacy instruction and their impact on growing literacy skills.

Events summary


17 March 2021 – 17 March 2021

Further information

Contact: Audrie McKenzie Daly

 (021) 055 0183