Teaching and learning in 2022 looks very different to what we’ve been used to. Educators have made a heroic effort, adapting and innovating to continue to provide the support that young learners of today need.
As part of this shift, you may be looking for different types of resources to more effectively support your classroom adaptations and innovations, or planning changes to coincide with implementation of the new curriculum. At Pearson, it’s our goal to provide a suite of evidence-based resources to support you now and into the future.
New resources in 2022
To support your teaching now and with the new curriculum, Pearson Australia is expanding our existing range, adding new products and fully adapting others to suit the new curriculum:
Scroll down to find out when each of these resources will be available and how they can support you. Plus, stay tuned for more resource releases throughout 2023.
A synthetic phonics resource recommended by SPELD
Toe by Toe is a structured phonics-based reading manual that has already helped over half a million struggling readers to unlock their potential. Though suitable for all readers, Toe by Toe is particularly suited to readers with dyslexic difficulties and is recommended by SPELD.
The Toe by Toe teaching method is based on over 25 years of field research into reading difficulties, including dyslexia. Using a synthetic phonics approach, readers gradually build their decoding abilities using a unique and easy-to-use syllable division not generally seen in the teaching of reading.
A series to support synthetic phonics in the early years
Introducing Jump Rope Readers, a new series of high-quality decodable books for Grades K to 2 from series editors Lucy Calkins and Michael Rae-Grant.
Unable to find decodable readers that were instructive, comprehensible, representative and enticing to readers, the Lucy Calkins team decided to create a series themselves! Taking a synthetic phonics approach, the books start off simple and become increasingly complex, introducing new letter-sound correspondences and high-frequency words. But readers are also introduced to recurring characters and interesting stories, keeping them engaged and encouraging a love of reading.
The books follow a scope and sequence that aligns closely with most phonics programs, so anyone can bring these exciting new titles into their classroom.
Version 9.0 of the Australian Curriculum contains an increased focus on phonics and the use of decodable readers in a student’s reading development. The curriculum also emphasise the importance of authentic texts in F–2. The Jump Rope Readers bridge this divide as both decodable and engaging books for young readers.
When will it be available? The Jump Rope Readers will be available in late 2022.
Tried and tested teacher resource books
Sheena Cameron’s latest teacher resource books offer practical and engaging activities that have been tried and tested in the classroom to improve student reading comprehension, create engaging and functional learning environments and engage students to respond to a wide range of texts.
Sheena Cameron is an experienced primary, secondary and tertiary educator known for her pragmatic approach. Her latest professional teaching resources are based on extensive academic research and her life-long experience as an educator and highly regarded literacy expert.
All three resources are essential additions to your teacher toolkit. They align perfectly to latest needs and Australian Curriculum v9.0, which focuses more explicitly on comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning, drawing on vocabulary, context and text structures to expand topic knowledge and evaluate information and ideas. They also provide ideas to help students create and especially publish written, multimodal and oral texts and presentations.
When will it be available? Available now, the highly anticipated new editions of Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies, The Publishing and Display Handbook and The Reading Activity Handbook feature new and updated content, new student examples, a user-friendly contemporary design and eBooks with a huge range of downloadable resources.
A flexible Maths teaching resource for F-6: Your on-call primary maths consultant
Pearson Mathology, comprising Mathology Little Books and Mathology TEACH, is a research-based and curriculum-aligned maths teaching resource that helps educators plan and differentiate lessons, conduct effective formative assessment and engage students across all levels.
Co-developed with teachers, Mathology offers a differentiated learning program, as well as effective teacher support. It is based on an easy-to-understand Maths learning progression, and combines insights from teacher interviews, focus groups, and classroom observations, with the best pedagogical approaches and academic research.
All lessons, books, plans and assessments in Mathology TEACH and the Mathology Little Books are linked to curricula statements so that you can see at any time what curriculum or syllabus you have covered or are covering.
When will it be available? From January 2023 Mathology TEACH will be fully aligned to both the current and all available new curricula and educators can choose which curriculum or syllabus they want to link to.
In December 2022 Mathology TEACH will also expand from F-3 to support all Primary levels from F-6.
A seamless move to the new maths curriculum
Longtime favourite with teachers, Australian Signpost Maths and Australian Signpost Maths NSW are being completely re-worked to align with and comprehensively cover the new curriculum/syllabus. Retaining the structure of Student Books, Mentals books and introducing an online teacher resource, Signpost provides thorough coverage of the important mathematical skills and concepts through a spiralled approach for Foundation through to Year 6.
New features include:
Rigorously aligned to the complete Australian and State curricula, Australian Signpost Maths reinforces the evidence present in each Syllabus. The series is developed by teachers, for teachers and has over 20 years of classroom usage in Australia.
When will it be available? All Australian Signpost Maths and Australian Signpost Maths NSW titles will be updated to align to the new Australian and State curricula.
In November 2022, new editions of Australian Signpost Maths NSW K-2 will be available. This will be followed by new editions of Australian Signpost Maths NSW (3-6) and Australian Signpost Maths (AC) K-6 in accordance with syllabus implementation dates.