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I wish to attend the PELLTA Enhancing Early Literacy workshop series from 2224 March 2014.. Name : ____________________________________ Address: ____________________________________ ___________________________________________ Contact nos.: ________________________________ E-mail:______________________________________ Institution: __________________________________ Fees ( where applicable)
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Penang English Language Learning and Teaching Association
Blok 107-16-05, Gambir Heights, Pesiaran Bukit Gambir 1, 11700 Penang.

Penang English Language Learning & Teaching Association

Invitation to Phonics Workshop Series



2224 March 2014


Online bank transfers can be made to MAYBANK acc. no. 007152301724. Kindly email us proof of payment. (All payments should be made payable to Penang English Language Learning and Teaching Association or PELLTA.) Fees include light breakfast & lunch. Please reply by 17 March 2014 to: The Treasurer, Lean Sean Hoay, 48 Lintang Sg Ara 1 11900 Penang. Tel: 016-4373344 E-mail:; Fax: 604-6589421

Conference Room, 1st. Floor, Admin Block,

IPG Kampus Pulau Pinang,

Gelugor, Penang

An affiliate of TESOL International Association, US

Day One 22 March 2014
8.30 a.m. 9.00 a.m. 10.00 a.m. Registration Briefing by Ms. Jill, Development of Language and Early Literacy Phonemes & Phonological Awareness 11.00 a.m. BREAK 11.15 a.m. Phonic song Making Sandpaper Letters Creating Moveable Alphabet 1.00 p.m. LUNCH 1.45 p.m. Phonics Level 1 Application of direct phonics sight words & Early Grammar 4.00 p.m. BREAK 4.15 5 p.m. Level 1 Reading Boxes & Word Lists Making Level 2 learning aids




This series of workshops will start with a talk by Ms. Ewe Choy Choo from the Curriculum Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia. She will focus on KSSR or the Standardsbased Curriculum for Primary Schools which emphasizes basic literacy and stresses the importance of penmanship and the use of phonics to teach the reading skill. The phonics workshop series will be conducted by Ms Chew Lay Kean who has 20 years of experience working effectively with pre-school children (including children with special needs) using the Phonics 44 Reading Scheme in a Montessori environment. The Phonics 44 Reading Scheme answers the following questions: What are phonemes? What is Phonemic awareness? Why is the systematic learning of phonics most effective in achieving early literacy? How can we help a young child become a fluent reader? How to enhance the effective teaching of phonics with learning aids? Ewe Choy Choo is the assistant director of the Curriculum Development Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia and is attached to the English Language Unit (Primary). She holds a Master in Education (Early childhood education) and has been with CDC since 2010.


Chew Lay Kean holds a Montessori International Diploma and a Masters of Art in Early Childhood Studies from Roehampton University. In 1994, she set up Montessori Childrens House (MCH), a kindergarten dedicated to the optimum development of mainstream children and children with special needs. Systematic phonics is part of the curriculum and young children work at their own pace to become fluent and independent readers.

Day Two 23 March 2014

9.00 a.m. words 9.20 a.m. Word Challenge 3-letter direct phonic Phonics Level 2 Blends and Digraphs Level 2 Reading Boxes 11.00 a.m. BREAK 11.15 a.m. Level 2 Word Lists 1.00 p.m. LUNCH 1.45 p.m. Level 2 Phrases & Sentences 4.00 p.m. BREAK 4.15 5 p.m. Making Level 3 learning aids Phonograms & spelling patterns Level 3 Reading Boxes

Day Three 24 March 2014

9.00 a.m. 11.00 a.m. 11.15 a.m. 1.00 p.m. 1.45 p.m. each Level 3 Word Lists Later Grammar BREAK Singular & Plural, Gender, Antonyms LUNCH Verb Themes, & Thematic Levels Phrases, Sentences, Stories according to theme

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