Lesmurdie teaching staff have collectively developed a whole school approach to literacy ensuring continuity in methodology and a consistent approach from class to class and year to year. We deliver high quality teaching programs targeted at both individual and group learning needs.
Our aim is to build confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. Daily Literacy blocks are implemented from Pre-Primary to Year 6 incorporating all strands of literacy including speaking and listening, spelling, reading and writing. Literacy is specifically integrated across all learning areas assisted by the use of technology including computers, iPads and interactive whiteboards.
Our key focuses and strategies include:
- Talk for Writing (K-6) - An important feature of this approach is that children internalise the language structures needed to write. It enables children to read and write independently for a variety of audiences and purposes.
- Letters and Sounds (K-2) - This synthetic phonics program aims to prepare children for reading by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.
- Promoting Literacy Development (Years 3-6) - This evidence-based program is used to build on student phonic and spelling understanding.
- Our explicit and systematic reading intervention programs, PreLit (K-PP), MiniLit (Years 1 & 2), MacqLit (Years 3-6), allow students to work in small groups to develop phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
- Professional learning is provided for staff to utilise evidence-based programs to drive whole school improvement.
Data collection and analysis informs planning to improve student achievement.