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Retraction and apology from Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA)

MultiLit acknowledges the following retraction and apology, issued by the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) and published on its website, in relation to a presentation made by Dr Rachel Cunneen, University of Canberra. MultiLit thanks ALEA for recognising the defamatory and untrue nature of the statements made by Dr Cunneen. The Directors of MultiLit have …

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InitiaLit Highly Commended in 2020 Educational Publishing Awards

MultiLit’s three-year initial literacy instruction program, InitiaLit–Foundation, InitiaLit-1 and InitiaLit-2, was collectively Highly Commended in the category of Outstanding Primary Teaching Resource at the 2020 Educational Publishing Awards Australia, organised by the Australian Publishers’ Association. The awards, which were established in 1993, recognise excellence and innovation in Australian publishing.

Where is the WARN?

Readers of the Primary Reading Pledge, released recently by Five from Five, AUSPELD and Learning Difficulties Australia, may have seen a new MultiLit assessment tool mentioned – the WARN. The Wheldall Assessment of Reading Nonwords (WARN) is a new test that measures young children’s ability to decode nonwords, comprising three Initial Assessment Lists and ten …

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Media Publicity in 2020

News media Direct quotes Jennifer Buckingham on online learning: Hunter, F. (2020, April 30). Students doing online learning will fall behind peers in other states. The Sydney Morning Herald. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/students-doing-online-learning-will-fall-behind-peers-in-other-states-20200429-p54oct.html Jennifer Buckingham on the phonics check: Urban, R. (2020, March 7). Schools like the sound of phonics checks. The Australian, 10. Jennifer Buckingham’s rejoinder blog …

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MultiLit Moments August 2020

The second edition of MultiLit Moments for 2020 features: Our new series of decodable readers  Behaviour experts Micaela Rafferty and Jill Hellemans on why classroom behaviour management is important The latest MultiLit Literacy Centres results for MiniLit students InitiaLit shortlisted for Educational Publishing Award, and Getting ready for big school with PreLit at Appleseed Childcare Download your …

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New series of InitiaLit Readers now available

MultiLit has launched a long-awaited parallel series of InitiaLit Readers Levels 1-9. Ideal for students in their first year of school, these books are designed to be used alongside the InitiaLit–Foundation program, for home reading, or with other synthetic phonics programs to give students additional practice as their decoding skills develop. Find out more about …

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Positive Teaching Workshop now available by eLearning modules

Our Positive Teaching Workshop can now be completed via self-paced eLearning modules. Created specifically for primary schools, the workshop is based on the extensive research of Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall AM and Dr Robyn Wheldall (Beaman) of Macquarie University and on the earlier research of Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall and Dr Frank Merrett at the …

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InitiaLit–2 results reported in new edition of MultiLit Moments

InitiaLit–2 results reported in new edition of MultiLit Moments In this edition: Latest research on InitiaLit–2 Study on Reading Tutor Program for students with Down Syndrome Why take-home reading matters Positive Teaching methods supported by US study Great results from MultiLit Literacy Centres Introducing our newest team member, Emily Garlan And for dog lovers, Paws, …

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Last edition of MultiLit Moments for 2019 now available

Last edition of MultiLit Moments for 2019 now available This edition of MultiLit Moments includes: Literacy Centre student Harry Redfern stars in This Time Next Year Dr Jennifer Buckingham receives prestigious LDA award South Australian school shares InitiaLit success The MultiLit Research Unit at researchED in Melbourne and the UK Results of an independent evaluation …

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InitiaLit–2 launched

InitiaLit–2 launched MultiLit has launched the final phase of its three-year InitiaLit program, providing whole-class initial instruction in literacy for students in Foundation through to Year 2. Read our media release on the launch here  and find out more on InitiaLit–2, as well as the other phases of the program, here.