Educational Workshops

Serve Ourselves conducts workshops for early childhood teachers. These workshops are meant to empower early childhood teachers with the various skills needed when teaching early learners.

Our workshops are tailored to the needs of the teachers. 

READING PROGRAMMES WE OFFER:

  1. PHONICS BASED SCHEMES
    • Oxford Reading Tree (floppy’s phonics)
    • Letterland child friendly phonics
    • Early reader (fantastic phonics)
    • Jolly phonics
  2. WHOLE LANGUAGE BASED SCHEMES
    • Ladybird’s keywords scheme
    • Oxford reading tree

We generally ensure to cover the following:

1. Introduction to Reading.

We give the historical background to reading. This includes the following:

  • Alphabetic method
  • Phonics method
  • Whole language method
  • Alpha-linguistic method 

2. The English Alphabetic Code which covers:

  • The 44 sounds of the English language 

3. Timetabling of Reading:

  • Reading components on the timetable; Spelling, Phonics, oral language, comprehension

4. Our Phonics Reading Materials:

  • Story videos¬†
  • Book by book plans
  • Flash cards
  • Blends and digraphs

5. Reading Assessment (Schonell Graded Word Test):

  • Reading age calculation
  • Practical steps in administering the test

6. Reading Assessment (Letterland General Assessment):

  • Letter sounds
  • Initial sounds 
  • Blending 
  • Tricky words 
  • Spelling
  • Sound to letter
  • Segmenting

We also hold practical sessions, usually done as Peer Teaching:

  • Guided reading 
  • Group reading 
  • Independent reading

Contact us and we will definitely meet your needs in the teaching of reading.