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DON'T MISS: The Science of Reading in Ireland: A Literacy Symposium


I am thrilled to be participating in Ireland's first Science of Reading Symposium!


The Science of Reading in Ireland: Aligning the Primary Language Curriculum to Scarborough's Rope takes place on Saturday, May 20th, 2023.


Scarborough's Reading Rope (2001) demonstrates the interconnectedness and interdependence of the literacy components required for skilled, fluent reading.


Scarborough, H. S. (2001). Connecting early language and literacy to later reading (dis)abilities: Evidence, theory, and practice. In S. Neuman & D. Dickinson (Eds.), Handbook for research in early literacy (pp. 97–110). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

During this exciting and timely literacy symposium, the presenters will examine a selection of crucial word reading and language comprehension strands and their impact for children's reading development. Join Dr Jennifer O'Sullivan, Deirdre O'Toole, Dr Treasa Bowe and myself as we explore the Science of Reading and opportunities for meaningful, evidence-informed reading instruction in the contemporary, primary classroom.


This symposium includes four presentations. We will unpack some of the strands of the Reading Rope and explore their implications for practice.


Word Recognition:


- Dr Jennifer O'Sullivan: "If I'm stuck on a word I can..." - Decoding Strategies for beginners


- Deirdre O'Toole: Phonemic Awarenes: What, when, why and how?


Language Comprehension:


- Clara Maria Fiorentini: The Knowledge Network - Building Background Knowledge to support reading comprehension


- Dr Treasa Bowe: Unlocking the logic of English using Morphology





Tune in on Saturday 20th May, 2023 from 9.30am - 1.30pm.


The symposium WILL BE RECORDED!


Looking forward to seeing you there!




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