Using Quality Literature to Support Phonological Awareness Skills and Oral Language in Early Years Classrooms

Bea Staley, Lisa H Papatraianou, Tamara Johansen, Narelle Dahl, Nicole Grant

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Abstract

The Rural Oral Language and Literacy (ROLL) Project was designed to work with parents and teachers of Preschool and Transition students in three rural primary schools in the Northern Territory (NT) and was funded by an NT Department of Education innovation grant. In collaboration with academics from Charles Darwin University, the team designed a research project to support teachers in the use of quality literature to bolster their students’ phonological awareness and oral language skills. Parents were also engaged through regular communication about the project, with activities to try at home, as well as monthly parent workshops.

The aim of this project was to examine whether explicit phonological awareness instruction, paired with high quality children’s literature, improved students’ phonemic and phonological awareness. This article provides an overview of the project implementation and initial assessment data from 2020.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19
Number of pages23
JournalPractical Literacy: The Early and Primary Years
Volume26
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2021

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