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At Yolanda Soryl Literacy, we believe in giving every child an opportunity to learn and experience the joy of reading.

The training and resources we provide cover the fundamental components of early literacy success: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, word recognition, oral language and comprehension. All taught as part of an integrated approach as supported by the sciences of reading, for all children, including those with literacy difficulties such as dyslexia.

We acknowledge that learning to read is a complex process and can’t be restricted to one narrow approach. Teachers need a tool kit of methods to deliver high-interest structured literacy lessons that are explicit, fun and meaningful and that help children meet with success in literacy.

Since 2005, Yolanda Soryl and her team have empowered over 20,000 New Zealand educators with the knowledge, tools and confidence to provide children with the phonic, word recognition and early literacy skills they need.

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“So much success with my students running your programmes."

“Yolanda is the real deal. You can tell she is still a practicing teacher."

“The guided readers really motivated my students.”

“Most worthwhile seminar I have done in all my teaching years.”

“A game changer for my students.”

"Best and easiest NZ phonics programme."

Upcoming live webinars and in-person courses

“So much success with my students running your programmes."

“Yolanda is the real deal. You can tell she is still a practicing teacher."

“The guided readers really motivated my students.”

“Most worthwhile seminar I have done in all my teaching years.”

“A game changer for my students.”

"Best and easiest NZ phonics programme."

"Teaching children to read and write opens doors for them. It did for me."

— Yolanda

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Yolanda Soryl Literacy21 hours ago
Last day of term! 🗓️

Wow! The term has gone fast.

My highlight has been seeing the awesome acceleration my students have made in literacy after two terms in Reading Discovery Club*. The average gain is 15-20+ reading levels! Rawe!

I attribute this to the power of reading and writing stories every day (not once or twice a week), and hammering the basics with their reading and writing vocabulary and phonics. 📖

It was really helpful that they all wanted to learn to read and write and were highly motivated. 🧠

I have also loved being able to easily find and return our guided reading books after my mammoth job reorganising them last holidays. Time saver! ⏰

What are your highlights?
I hope you all have a great last day of term.

* Download Reading Discovery Club for free here: https://yolandasoryl.com/rdc/
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