Sound Bites

Do your learners have the vocabulary and literacy skills for successful learning across the curriculum? 

Do you want to improve your pedagogical knowledge in literacy?

Do you need a focus for your team’s literacy conversations?

Sound Bites provide 15 – 20-minute bites of research informed professional learning. Tune into elements of effective literacy instruction, strategies, and resources to help your learners succeed. Perfect with a cup of coffee or as a focus for team discussions.

The Communication Chain

The processes involved in understanding and conveying a message between a listener and a speaker are complex and interlinked. The Communication Chain is a very simplified representation of what’s involved but it highlights some of the key skills required to communicate verbally. This model is used as part of the Elklan Training that the team at Sound Beginnings offer.

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Play and Talk

The 1, 2, 3 of Play and Talk provide examples of language that can be modelled to children. These include ways to encourage communication as well as the types of questions that can be used to develop a wide variety of expressive language and thinking skills.

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Language Matters - Conversations with Dr Marion Blank

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