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Key practices for the effective teaching of reading to young learners include the integration of language skills with rich, authentic texts. Students build their knowledge and skills through engaging with familiar texts in print, visual, digital and multimodal formats. Using a range of explicit teaching practices allows for targeted levels of support for students at points of need.

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Evidence for Learning: Improving literacy in lower primary

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Professional learning
Planning

A guide offering schools recommendations to improve literacy outcomes for lower ...

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Evidence for Learning: Improving literacy in lower primary – summary of recommendations

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Educational research
Professional reading
Planning

Recommendations to improve outcomes in literacy for lower primary students.

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Education Endowment Foundation literacy discussion questions

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Questions to guide discussion about recommendations compared to current literacy...

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Evidence for Learning: Improving literacy self-assessment guide

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Professional reading
Professional learning

This guide describes ‘ineffective’, improving’ and ‘exemplary’ practice.

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Literacy teaching strategies

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Illustration of practice

This illustration of practice shows a teacher explaining explicit literacy strat...

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ACER Discover: Teaching reading in the early years

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Short article around the pedagogy for reading comprehension.

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Five 'keys' to reading

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This webpage provides information about each 'key', including research findings ...

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