News and Publications

The work of MultiLit and MultiLit’s staff is frequently mentioned and discussed in the media (print, radio and television). Media coverage from 2009 to our latest update is listed below.

Latest news

MultiLit Moments December 2020

The final edition of MultiLit Moments for 2020 features:Five from Five makes progress in policyNew More to Explore resource for Foundation studentsMeet the Illustrator: Janet TiitinenRecent advances in reading instructionInitiaLit in Canberra Goulburn Catholic Schools, andMultiLit enters agreement with OpenLearning for PD deliveryDownload your free copy here.

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New student resources available for InitiaLit

By popular demand, we are introducing new Handwriting Workbooks for InitiaLit–1 (NSW font only). Help your younger students consolidate correct letter formation skills alongside the structured InitiaLit–1 sequence.South Australian educators will be pleased to know that we have also introduced new Handwriting Workbooks for InitiaLit–Foundation (SA font). These Workbooks include all the handwriting worksheets from the…

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MultiLit Moments

MultiLit Moments December 2020

The final edition of MultiLit Moments for 2020 features:Five from Five makes progress in policyNew More to Explore resource for Foundation studentsMeet the Illustrator: Janet TiitinenRecent advances in reading instructionInitiaLit in Canberra Goulburn Catholic Schools, andMultiLit enters agreement with OpenLearning for PD deliveryDownload your free copy here.

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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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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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You can view a list of all MultiLit Moments issues collectively and download them here.

Media mentions

Media Publicity in 2020

News mediaDirect quotesJennifer Buckingham on online learning:Hunter, F. (2020, April 30). Students doing online learning will fall behind peers in other states. The Sydney Morning Herald.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 post article to Jeffrey Bowers:Bowers, J. (2020,…

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Media Publicity in 2019

Jennifer Buckingham on Phonics Screening Check: Campbell, A. (2019, June 17). Youngers are being sounded out about new test. The Daily Telegraph, p. 8. Jennifer Buckingham on Phonics Screening Check: Urban, R. (2019, June 1). Federal phonics check for Year 1 kids to sidestep states. The Australian. Retrieved from: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/…/889d53190dfc4cff9a1fd2c646ac24a6 Jennifer Buckingham’s on Phonics Screening…

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Media Publicity in 2018

MultiLit: The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) chief executive Robert Randall has congratulated Heywood and District Secondary College on its substantially above-average gains in NAPLAN in 2017. The school’s principal attributes the outstanding results in part to the implementation of well-researched intervention programs, namely MultiLit and GRIN (Getting Ready in Numeracy). ‘Two south-west…

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