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.