Eagle English Ltd

The company is running workshops for early childhood and primary teachers, teacher aides and parents, in 2022-2023:

  • Creative and fun teaching methods appeal to pupils, teachers and parents.
  • Research-proven methodology means guaranteed better results.

Early childhood – setting a literacy blueprint through phonemic awareness

  • Te Whāriki – Communication – Mana reo strand
  • What is phonemic awareness?
  • How does this advantage children in their early years?
  • Alphabet letters and sounds – why it is so important for children to know the difference?
  • Exploring alphabet sounds in a systematic, fun way, including writing.
  • Encouraging letter-sound awareness through flash card presentation and games
  • Stimulating early phonological awareness – what strategies can be used?
  • Monitoring children’s progress through simple assessments.
  • How parents and caregivers can reinforce phonemic awareness
  • Conclusion – How does the above relate to Te Whāriki ?

(This course covers all alphabet sounds.)

Early primary – setting a reading foundation through structured literacy – Part 1

  • What is structured literacy?
  • Why is this so beneficial for all learners?
  • Developing phonemic awareness – how can we make this fun?
  • Developing phonological awareness – what multisensory strategies can be used?
  • Encouraging letter-sound recognition through flash card presentation and games
  • Encouraging letter-sound recognition through writing activities
  • Blending of sounds(encoding) for early reading; and segmenting of sounds(decoding) for spelling skills.
  • Building sequential word banks
  • How parents and caregivers can reinforce structured literacy

(This course covers the 44 basic sounds of the English language. Parts 2 and 3 will cover the many alternative spellings of these sounds and silent letters.)

Intervention for Older Learners- using Structured Literacy to build reading confidence

  • General overview – structured literacy – teaching strategies
  • Science of Reading – research and findings
  • Multi-sensory resources for older learners – actions, songs, flashcards, workbooks, videos
  • Applying early reading strategies with a mature focus
  • Diagnostic assessment of learner difficulties – general introduction
  • Assessment tools – testing for knowledge of :
    – basic 44 sounds – most common spellings
    – alternative spellings of long vowels
    – alternative spellings of short vowels, consonants and silent letters
  • Using assessment results to plan intervention strategy and timeline
  • Strategies for building learner self confidence
  • Ongoing phonic checks/assessment


Workshops will be advertised in the Education Gazette in 2022-2023, starting in the Kapiti/Wellington area.

For expression of interest, please contact Margaret Corner at: info@fast-track.nz