'For the Grown Ups' from Sounds & Vowels

This Easy Theory section from the Sounds & Vowels Masterbook explains the nature of learning difficulties and effective teaching and learning for children with word reading difficulties in short easy to understand chapters. It supports parents and educators to know not only what and how to teach, but just as importantly why. Informed instruction makes for more powerful learning.


Click here to view the 'For the Grown Ups' Easy Theory section.

Susan Galletly Seminars Portal

If you have attended one of Susan's one or two day seminars recently,
click here to access the download files discussed at the seminar.

Instruct to Improve Conference

(Combined SPELD Qld, LSTAQ, LDA conference.

Click here to download the handouts.

National Speech Pathology Australia Conference

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SpeechChapter 3, English Orthographic Complexity

Galletly, Susan A (2005), The Galletly Report: Reading-accuracy development, difficulties and instruction in Australia. Mackay: Qld: Submission to the National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy.


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29 Commonest Vowels Video

A very useful video for children, parents and colleagues which provides easy explanations for these vowels. Click here to view the video.

Literacy Plus Newsletters

Each Literacy Plus newsletter contains multiple Easy Theory articles as well as links to specific Easy Theory downloads. Click here to view our newsletters.

Easy Theory is the term we use at Literacy Plus for easy explanations of reading research theory.


Reading research offers great wisdom for educators wanting to use best practice instruction, but sometimes it’s overly theoretical without the strong practical emphases which educators love.


We’re very much into Easy Theory and Theory made Practice, i.e., useful very practical applications of important research principles. Susan’s seminars strongly emphasise research theory, explained as Easy Theory, with lots of Theory made Practice: powerful strategies that make a very strong difference in children’s literacy progress.


This Easy Theory section is a work in progress: it will grow over time.