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Get Reading Right * Jolly Phonics (click here for Jolly Phonics parent & teacher training) * MULTILIT

* Phonics International * Phono-Graphix * Reading Rockets * Sound Works * Sounds Write * Speech Sound Set * Superphonics (Read, Write I Why earlier than Prep in Queensland? QLD is still the worst state in the country for reading according to NAPLAN. Rather than waiting for the Education Departme nt to help schools and teachers so that all know how to bring about change (as i s now mandatory in the UK) we are offering this help, including to parents. In p artnership with parents and carers, and Kindys, we aim to help as many QLD child ren as possible learn to read before Prep so that it will not effect them so muc h if the Prep and Year 1 teachers are not trained in the most effective methods (ie how to use a systematic phonics approach - combined with phonemic awareness, fluency and comprehension) Most schools are NOT getting the training and suppor t they need to ensure that every child enters Year 2 reading- and the QLD Educat ion Department openly admit they refuse to get involved in helping them update t heir methodology so that ALL of our children can learn to read. Read Australia will help you therefore. We will help you learn how to ensure that EVERY child is reading by 6. Register your 3 - 5 year old now! We are HIGHLY disappointed in the QLD Education Department. This is the worst st ate in Australia for reading scores and we have not even been invited to come an d give advice as to how to ensure that every child is reading by 6 (and 7 at the latest) This is the latest letter - where they have 'closed' correspondence. Th ey have NOT given answers and are NOT meeting the needs of our Australian childr en. You only have to look at our appalling NAPLAN results to see evidence. They get an 'F' for their report card this year! Parents, Schools and Teachers please email Read Australia for training and suppor t - specifically relating to early reading, writing and spelling. Much of this s upport is subsidised by Read Australia and is free. Find Reading Programs Based on A 'Synthetic Phonics' Approach (also known as systematic phonics) Teaching * Get Reading Right * Jolly Phonics (click here for Jolly Phonics parent & teacher training) * MULTILIT * Phonics International * Phono-Graphix * Reading Rockets * Sound Works * Sounds Write * Speech Sound Set * Superphonics (Read, Write Inc) * THRASS Read Australia promote and support quality providers who offer a 'Systematic' App roach to the teaching of phonics to children aged 3-8. This approach will also i

nclude all elements required for early reading development ie the direct, explic it systematic teaching of phonics combined with phonemic awareness, fluency, voc abulary and comprehension. You can see several of these above. Please note that we do not offer training in these methods - although we can offer Jolly Phonics Training if requested, as Accredited Jolly Phonics Training Providers. The Read Australia approach (Discovering Sound Pics) is simply that; an approach. It is not a specific programme and can therefore be used alongside any syntheti c/ systematic phonics based programme, and to reinforce 'why' the chosen program me is being used. It offers the concepts and principles required to teach ALL children to read by 6, and allows for flexibility and creativity.