Literacy teaching is targeted to build the capacity of children in reading; including effective comprehension skills, writing; including spelling and grammar and oral language skills.

Key Features

  • High expectations and a relentless determination to ensure success in literacy learning
  • Focused classroom teaching
  • Highly engaged learning time
  • Effective literacy programs and classroom teaching responsive to the needs of students at each key stage of schooling
  • Early identification through assessment of students at risk of not meeting minimum literacy standards
  • Meeting needs of at risk learners through effective mainstream teaching, appropriately targeted intervention and on-going monitoring and assessment
  • Effective partnerships between home, school and community
  • Continuous cycles of off-site and on-site professional development for teachers and school leaders
  • The achievement of systematic change and improvement in literacy
  • Building effective partnerships between primary and secondary schools
  • Systemic CECV data collection

Distinguishing characteristics of effective Literacy Teaching:

  • The use of student data to drive teaching and learning
  • A focus on change and development in teachers’ beliefs and understandings
  • Professional learning is embedded within a whole-school design of school improvement
  • The implementation of a Reading Recovery intervention strategy for students in Grade 1 experiencing difficulties with reading and writing