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

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 our…

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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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Independent evaluation of MiniLit released

In 2017 MultiLit partnered with the NSW Department of Education and Evidence for Learning on an independent evaluation of MiniLit, our literacy intervention program for struggling Year 1 readers. The evaluation report has now been released. Click here to read about the findings and our response. 

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MultiLit Moments

 MultiLit Moments April edition out now

The first edition for 2017 of our newsletter, MultiLit Moments, is now online here. This edition includes: MultiLit Reading Tutor Program training now onlineWhy Positive Teaching is so importantMeet the team: Alison McMurtrie, andAn update on WARP and WARL progress monitoring.

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Final edition of MultiLit Moments for 2016 available now

The final edition of MultiLit Moments for 2016 is now available. Please enjoy reading our latest news. This edition features: – RIP Reading Recovery – Spotlight on The Bill Crews Charitable Trust MultiLit Literacy Centre at Busby West Public School – Why MultiLit developed InitiaLit Literacy Instruction for students in the years Foundation (Kindergarten/Preparatory) to…

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Second edition of MultiLit Moments for 2016 available now

The second edition of MultiLit Moments for 2016 is now available. Please enjoy reading our latest news. This edition features: – Information on the InitiaLit decodable Readers which will soon to be released – RIP Neale Analysis of Reading Ability? – The reason why MultiLit is now moving on from the Neale – How do…

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

Media mentions

Media Publicity in 2012

Professor Kevin Wheldall: This article, written by Professor Kevin Wheldall, discusses the need for effective instruction in literacy and how the Response to Intervention model can be used to accomplish this. “The three-tier model will turn children into proficient readers”, The Australian, 22nd December 2012.Professor Kevin Wheldall and Dr Robyn Wheldall: Discussion of the letter recently…

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Media Publicity in 2011

 Professor Kevin Wheldall: Conducted research in Reading Recovery and found gains in reading are soon lost, with no benefit to children with more severe difficulties. “An ineffective model”, The Age, 1st December 2011.MultiLit: Student Stacey Tuohy graduated from Campbelltown’s MultiLit Reading Tutor Program. “Future is very bright for Stacey Tuohy”, Macarthur Chronicle, 27th October 2011.MultiLit: The MultiLit Reading Tutor Program…

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Media Publicity in 2010

 Professor Kevin Wheldall and MultiLit: Professor Kevin Wheldall quoted and MultiLit mentioned in report of findings from MultiLit Research Unit showing that almost as many girls as boys are low-progress readers. “Girls left out as teachers fail to read warning signs”, The Australian, 22nd December 2010.MultiLit: MultiLit acknowledged as the successful remedial reading program being used…

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