Word skills work­shop

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

AN ed­u­ca­tion ex­pert will be hold­ing a lit­er­acy work­shop to help El­len­brook par­ents with their chil­dren’s read­ing and spell­ing skills.

Dr Lil­lian Fawcett, founder of Crack­ing the ABC Code, will be pre­sent­ing the work­shop later this month in El­len­brook.

She said many chil­dren found com­plet­ing NAPLAN stress­ful be­cause they did not have the lit­er­acy skills to be able to read the text or an­swer the ques­tions.

She said the work­shop would give par­ents an op­por­tu­nity to learn new tech­niques based on the lat­est re­search to im­prove chil­dren’s spell­ing and read­ing.

“Most par­ents are aware that their chil­dren are hav­ing dif­fi­culty at school but don’t know where to ob­tain sup­port to im­prove their chil­dren’s read­ing and spell­ing,” she said.

“Re­search con­sis­tently shows stu­dents with lit­er­acy dif­fi­cul­ties ben­e­fit most from pro­grams that sys­tem­at­i­cally teach phon­ics, the way we rep­re­sent sounds in words.”

NAPLAN re­sults show that by Year 9 more than 20 per cent of stu­dents are at or be­low the min­i­mum ex­pected stan­dard.

The Crack­ing the ABC Code Founder work­shop will run from 6.30 to 9pm on Wed­nes­day June 28, at Coola­mon Pav­il­ion.

Places are lim­ited. To regis­ter, visit crack­ingth­e­abc­code.com/work­shops/wa-par­entlit­er­acy-wor­shop or call 0402 156 567.

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