The Literacy Specialist supports, supplements and extends classroom teaching, and works collaboratively to implement a quality reading the program that is research-based and meets the needs of students. The literacy Specialist has specialised knowledge of assessment and diagnosis that is vital for developing, implementing and evaluating the literacy program in general and in designing instruction for individual students. He or she can assess the reading strengths and needs of students and provide that information to classroom teachers, parents, and specialised personnel such as speech and language therapist and occupational therapist in order to provide an effective reading program.
Literacy is more than just reading and writing. We develop the abilities of students to read, write, communicate and think are all crucial components to literacy. Literacy is a foundational component to all learning and therefore, opportunities to develop literacy skills need to be embedded in every area within the school environment. As an example, reading a book aloud to a child is one of the most important things we can do. The reader can model enjoyment and a love of reading, which is crucial for children to develop. Furthermore, reading aloud, help children build strategies for comprehension, allow children to access more challenging vocabulary and involve children in making predictions or inferences about the story.
Children will learn best when given an appropriate multisensory learning diet. This will lead to accurate and memorable use of phonics and sight words. Determining the most successful learning style can dramatically accelerate the acquisition of phonics. This assertion is backed up by an increasing weight of research. We believe in the multisensory approach experience for the learner, providing the platform for all children to succeed. Multi-sensory teaching naturally employs as many learning types as possible (visual, auditory, tactile, kinaesthetic).
Our approach has been designed to include teaching elements such as:
• tactile and
Our multi-sensory teaching takes place in 6 key activities:
The ratio of activities will vary with age and ability, focusing on areas where
most support is required.
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