Literacy Plus newsletters are a useful resource for teachers of all children in Years F-2 and struggling readers in later years. Their content is ‘Easy Theory’ - practical teaching strategies built from research knowledge.


Three newslatters annually: Summer (Feb), Winter (June) and Spring (Sept/Oct) 


Each newsletter will provide links to FREE downloads, including:

  • Literacy Plus Postergames available only until the next newsletter

  • Useful resources, such as information sheets, games and tests,
    available on a continuing basis


Parents wanting to support their children's reading progress will also find Literacy Plus newsletters a valuable resource.

Newsletter 2: April 2015

Reading Fun with Common Vowel Graphemes

FREE Downloads:


  Two Vowels Talking Postergames

     - Cow Barn Chaos Real Words

     - Cow Barn Chaoe Pseudowords



  A complete games and teaching
   section exploring microsteps as
   per the article in the newsletter 



  Easy Progress Monitoring with 30
   Second Efficiency Tests



  A great poem for understanding
   information processing weakness

Articles include:

• Reading Fun with 29 Commonest Graphemes

• Microsteps Empower Learning: Manage Cognitive Load & Keep Confidence High

• Easy Progress Monitoring with 30 Second Efficiency Tests

• Maximise Statistical Learning: Reduce Confusion Then Give Lots of Practice

Newsletter 1: Word Reading - October 2014

Articles include:

• Early and Late Emerging
  Reading Difficulties

• Echo Reading       

• The Two Key Skills of
   Word Reading

• Successful Engaged Learning
  with Literacy Plus


• Three Categories of Weak Readers: Meet 7 Children
   with Reading Difficulties

• Use Echo Reading to Build Successful Engaged Text Reading

• Reading is a Brick Wall - An Understanding Why section
  Sounds & Vowels (p. 92-93)

• Read Easy Books - An Understanding Why section from
  Sounds & Vowels (p. 97-99)