At Kismet Park Primary School, we recognise that literacy is not just about reading and writing; it's about empowering students to navigate the world around them with confidence and competence. To achieve this, we have developed a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction that encompasses the Big 6 in Reading – Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Letter/Sound Relationships (phonics), Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension. Incorporating the Big 6 into our daily English block is fundamental to our teaching methodology.
Our teachers tailor instruction to meet the diverse needs of students, providing targeted interventions and enrichment opportunities as needed. Each student has their own reading and writing goal and regularly confers with their classroom teacher in both one-on-one and small groups.
Each classroom contains their own classroom library, filled with various genres of engaging books chosen by the students. Technology also plays a vital role in our literacy blocks, providing engaging resources and tools to support learning. We utilise platforms such as Reading Eggs, Epic, and Sunshine Online Readers to supplement classroom instruction and provide opportunities for independent practice.
At Kismet Park, literacy is more than just a subject – it's a journey of discovery, empowerment, and lifelong learning. Through our research-based practices and consistent whole school practices/approaches, we strive to ignite a passion for reading and writing in every student, equipping them with the skills they need to thrive in an ever-changing world.
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