Seminar Materials

The proposed Year 1 phonics test
The proposed test is a very bad test of phonics and is not compatible with the Australian Curriculum.
Download article here:    Aust Curric & Yr 1 phonics test
Download readings here:    Readings


The current phonics debate

Download:  Hornsby, D (2018) ‘Some of the important issues related to the current phonics debate,’ in Professional Educator, October, pp. 18–21.


Download your seminar materials here:

Phonics Symposium, Adelaide 
The presentation file is big, so I’ve placed it in Dropbox.
If you send an email to I will provide the link.

Teachers Federation NSW  
Link now removed.  

Parent Information Night, Moonee Ponds West PS 
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Additional handouts:  links now removed 

University of Sydney Phonics Symposium 
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Clayton South Cluster
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Spelling, Booval, Qld
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ALEA Seminar, Maroochydore
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Reading Recovery Seminar, Adelaide
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Spelling Seminar, Sydney
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Phonics Seminar, Canberra
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Literature In the Primary School
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Noble Park English Language School
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Burnie School Cluster
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Bellaire PS, Geelong
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Canberra Conference 
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Adelaide Seminar 

Literature-List (Grouped) – link now removed.

Literature List (Alphabetical) – link now removed.