Alison Clarke runs small, hands-on, in-person decodable books workshops at our North Fitzroy office, to help schools, libraries and others identify high-quality, good-value phonics practice texts. Victorian schools will spend lots of taxpayers’ money on decodable books in the next three years, implementing the required 25 minutes per day of phonemic awareness and phonics in years F-2. They must get good value for this money.

Each two hour workshop is restricted to a dozen people, so everyone gets to have a proper look at the books of most interest to them, discuss advantages and disadvantages of book features and teaching sequences, and we have time for questions/discussion. Session cost is $40 per hour plus GST (weekday sessions are two hours, weekend ones are three hours).

Our office seems to be the only place in Victoria where it’s possible to handle a wide range of decodable books, compare and contrast them, and avoid the perils of online buyers’ remorse, or spending many hours visiting or hosting vendors. We have written summaries of the books on display, and a few free samples.

Term 3 dates/times for decodable books workshops at Spelfabet in North Fitzroy are:

Main target audienceDay/dateTimeTickets
Parents/librariansWednesday 24th July 20243.00pm-5.00pmClick here
F-2 teachers & coordinatorsThursday 25th July 20244.00-6.00pmClick here
F-2 teachers & coordinatorsWednesday 31st July 20244.00-6.00pmClick here
Older students’ teachers & intervention workersThursday 1st August 20244.00-6.00pmClick here
F-2 teachers & coordinatorsSaturday 3rd August 20249.00am-12.00noonClick here
Older students’ teachers & intervention workersSaturday 3rd August 20241.30pm-4.30pmClick here
F-2 teachers & coordinatorsWednesday 7th August 20244.00-6.00pmClick here
Adult educationThursday 8th August 20244.00-6.00pmClick here
F-2 teachers & coordinatorsWednesday 14th August 20244.00-6.00pmClick here
Older students’ teachers & intervention workersThursday 15th August 20244.00-6.00pmClick here
F-2 teachers & coordinatorsSaturday 17th August 20249.00am-12.00 noonClick here
F-2 teachers & coordinatorsSaturday 17th August 20241.30pm-4.30pmClick here
Parents/librariansWednesday 21st August 20244.00-6.00pmClick here
F-2 teachers & coordinatorsThursday 22nd August 20244.00-6.00pmClick here
F-2 teachers & coordinatorsWednesday 28th August 20244.00-6.00pmClick here
Older students’ teachers & intervention workersThursday 29th August 20244.00-6.00pmClick here
LibrariansSaturday 31st August 20249.00am-12.00 noonClick here
ParentsSaturday 31st August 20241.30pm-4.30pmClick here
F-2 teachers & coordinatorsWednesday 4th September 20244.00pm-6.00pmClick here
F-2 teachers & coordinatorsThursday 5th September 20244.00pm-6.00pmClick here
Adult educationWednesday 11th September 20244.00pm-6.00pmClick here
F-2 teachers & coordinatorsThursday 12th September 20244.00pm-6.00pmClick here
Older students’ teachers & intervention workersSaturday 14th September 2024 9.00am-12.00 noonClick here
F-2 teachers & coordinatorsSaturday 14th September 2024 1.30pm-4.30pmClick here

Please note that a workshop will only go ahead with a minimum of eight registrants. If we cancel a workshop, all registrants will receive a full refund.