What we do

We help early years literacy teachers bridge the gap from evidence based literacy instruction research to implementation of quality teaching practice in their classrooms.

Our sound to print program aligns scientifically-based teaching strategies with children’s developmental stages, and gives teachers a fully resourced, step by step teaching plan using the world first emoji phoneme coding tool.

Bridging the gap framework:
from research to practice

The US National Reading Panel’s ‘Teaching Children to Read’ inquiry, published in 2000, was commissioned by the US Government to assess the effectiveness of different approaches used to teach children to read.

The findings of the study were used to craft the $5 billion Reading First initiative, which encouraged the use of scientifically based research as the foundation for K–3 reading instruction. It also formed part of the NO Child Left Behind legislation.

Four years later, the late Dr Ken Rowe published the results of an inquiry commissioned by the Australian Government: ‘Teaching Reading: Report and Recommendations.’ The objectives of the inquiry were to review and analyse recent national and international research about literacy teaching approaches. It also provided recommendations on best practice for implementing effective approaches for literacy teaching, both at classroom level and in the training of teachers.

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Schoolchildren reading The Literacy Collective

Bridging the gap framework:
from research to practice

The US National Reading Panel’s ‘Teaching Children to Read’ inquiry, published in 2000, was commissioned by the US Government to assess the effectiveness of different approaches used to teach children to read.

The findings of the study were used to craft the $5 billion Reading First initiative, which encouraged the use of scientifically based research as the foundation for K–3 reading instruction. It also formed part of the NO Child Left Behind legislation.

Four years later, the late Dr Ken Rowe published the results of an inquiry commissioned by the Australian Government: ‘Teaching Reading: Report and Recommendations.’ The objectives of the inquiry were to review and analyse recent national and international research about literacy teaching approaches. It also provided recommendations on best practice for implementing effective approaches for literacy teaching, both at classroom level and in the training of teachers.

The evidence was clear…
both studies indicated that ALL students learn best when teachers adopt an integrated approach to reading, that explicitly teaches phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary knowledge and comprehension.

The TLC program has embedded evidence based research and successful pedagogy practices into the program. This gives teachers the confidence to know they are giving their students the best possible start to their literacy and academic journey.

TLC Literacy Program
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The Language to Literacy Model highlights the fact that there is a learning sequence that must take place for children to become good readers. Too often, reading programs skip the first two steps, phonological and phonemic awareness which include crucial skills for beginner readers.

With strong oral foundations, the TLC program emphasizes the importance of learning to hear the sounds in words before introducing the letters. All literacy areas are integrated, with each step forming a strong foundation for the next. Teaching activities use fun and engaging pedagogy that is suitable for all learners.

Day plans

The TLC program embeds evidence based research and successful pedagogical practices into a fully planned, sound to print, early years literacy program. Module 1 includes 180 day plans which provides a full year of 90 min literacy classes plus all the resources that Kindergarten (first year of school) teachers need, to fast track their students literacy success.

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The Literacy Collective High Impact Strategy

High impact teaching strategies

We’ve done the research for you! The TLC program takes the findings of research undertaken by world renowned pedagogy experts and distills it into quality teaching instructional practice and student learning activities. This gives students a greater chance of learning concepts or skills, as these methods have been tried and tested in thousands of classrooms around the globe.

The game changer:
eCode World First Emoji Code

The eCode consists of 20 vowel sound emoji visual prompts (short vowels, long vowels and complex vowels) and 26 consonant sound emoji visual prompts (19 consonant and 7 consonant digraphs). It uses emoji style images, suggestive of and readily identifiable with, the sound they are representing, prompting an association in the mind of the reader as to the sound the emoji represents.

With eCode, students have the tools to decode even the most complex words not usually encountered so early. Instead of repeated moments of failure with traditional black text, students build independence and reading success resulting in accelerated achievement.

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The Literacy Collective Reading Programs

Want to know more about this amazing program?

Download our 36 page program guide.