The Early Literacy Project is a comprehensive professional learning package designed to support schools with the explicit and systematic teaching of literacy skills.

The components of the Early Literacy Project include:

  • School-Based Professional Learning
  • Online Self-Paced Learning
  • Consultancy Support
  • Access to ESTA-L®, an app designed to screen students’ acquisition of early literacy skills
  • Parent Workshops

The project, which takes place over a school year, is facilitated by an education consultant with expertise in literacy. Schools interested in learning more about the Early Literacy Project for 2021 can contact Student Services on (02) 9299 2845.

ESTA-L® is an app that has been developed by AISNSW to assist teachers to map students’ phonological awareness and phonics skills. These constrained skills are fundamental to ensuring all children learn to read, particularly students in Kindergarten to Year 2.

ESTA-L® provides a seamless, paper-free, time-saving technology that quickly assesses and instantly tracks individual student and whole class performance.

The app is quick and simple to use, requiring only a phone or tablet. Individual student, whole class or whole school data can easily be manipulated using the specially designed portal to inform classroom instruction and monitor student progress.

ESTA-L® is a critical component of the Early Literacy Project that also includes professional learning for teachers K-6, consultancy support and parent workshops.

To register your interest in the Early Literacy Project in 2021 please complete the ‘register your interest form’.

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The bookmarks are designed according to the five keys of reading. The five keys of reading operate dynamically to unlock effective reading. However, each is taught explicitly and systematically, carefully building and integrating the keys into a reader’s repertoire.
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Participating Schools

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