Literacy
At St Dominic’s we aim to support every child in developing essential literacy skills and strategies to actively participate in an ever changing world.
                                                                                       









                   
                                          

We believe an effective Literacy program:


  • uses ongoing assessment to target individual student learning

  • Uses the Victorian Curriculum to inform all learning, teaching and reporting

  • provides Literacy Intervention to students who have been identified as at risk or gifted

  • incorporates small group focussed teaching in every literacy lesson

  • allows students time to practise skills and strategies during independent learning time

  • builds teacher capacity to deliver high quality learning and teaching opportunities for all students

  • requires a minimum of 8 hours per week

  • encourages parental involvement in their child’s English development

  • is highly structured and based on researched teaching practice

  • focusses on building oral language and comprehension skills

  • shares a love of literature with students regularly attending the library to read and borrow books.