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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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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 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. 

University research changes lives: MultiLit in new video series from Universities Australia 

MultiLit was recently chosen to feature in an award-winning video series created by Universities Australia. The #UniResearchChangesLives campaign was initiated in 2018 to highlight some of the tens of thousands of university researchers working on life-changing research. The latest series of videos was launched at Parliament House in Canberra on 23 July 2019 by Education …

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Online literacy programs available during school hours from MultiLit Literacy Centres

Following the introduction of a sophisticated and user-friendly online lesson platform, MultiLit Literacy Centres is now able to offer literacy intervention programs for primary and secondary students at school during school hours. Assessment, monitoring and reporting are included as part of the tuition service. If your school is unable to offer MultiLit programs as part of …

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