Reading Approach - Evidence Based

Miss Lothian and Mrs Haberfield have put together an introductory video explaining some changes to reading occurring at our school in 2021. These changes are being made so that our practices align with evidence-based research, rather than continuing to do what has always been done. In summary, we will be moving away from levelled take home books to decodable texts as this will better support our systematic phonics instruction in the junior classrooms. This video goes for 13 minutes and can be found at:


The video below was shared on Class Dojo in Week 4, Term 1 (2021). We hope this answers a number of questions that have been asked by our school community. Reading Instruction at Tally PS -



How we teach reading at Tallygaroopna PS                                            Home reading activities


The two documents above were sent home at the beginning of 2021 to further explain our new approach to reading instruction. A number of home activities have been provided and this document will be updated regularly.



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