Reading Culture

 

Literacy Focus

At Pearsall Primary School, all staff are committed to developing and improving student’s literacy skills enabling students to access all aspects if the curriculum. With parent/carers support, we can aim to equip student with literacy skills that are essential to academic and social success.

Writing Strategies

  • The use of the VCOP (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation) writing program to model required written work and to provide the success criteria expected of students.
  • To provide a wide range of opportunities to use a range of genres for a variety of purposes.
  • To use the Seven Steps Program as a structure for Students to write to.
  • Use the Smart Words program for students in Years 4 to 7 to spell words at the required developmental level.
  • To use Phonics International as a structures phonics program to provide explicit phonics learning.
  • Use of a Literacy Block to incorporate required literacy learning.

 

Reading Strategies

  • Use guided reading as a strategy to explicitly teach the elements of reading
  • Identify all work with Key Words
  • Use of the Lexile Reading scheme to motivate students reading for pleasure.
  • Explicitly teach different reading strategies.
  • Ensuring that students are exposed to a variety of Fiction and Non-Fiction reading material.

 

Speaking and Listening Strategies

  • Use different types of questions to challenge students and encourage high levels of participation.
  • Provide opportunities at the classroom and school level to be involved with public speaking.

 

 

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