Literacy


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At Parkmore Primary we are committed to maximising literacy and learning outcomes for all of our students. As a school we take action to increase our students' reading, writing, speaking, listening and thinking skills. Our literacy program includes:

 

  • A phonics-based approach as the foundation of reading, using evidence-based pedagogical practices
  • Explicit teaching of comprehension strategies to ensure students understand what they read and make connections with the real world
  • Language-based activities and experiences to deliberately build students' vocabulary to be able to express themselves through speech and writing
  • A strong independent reading culture
  • Literature circles
  • Making the learning visible throughout the school
  • Teaching strategies for structured instruction, including speeches, debating and socratic seminars
  • Regular circle-time discussions

We prioritise the teaching of literacy. All classes have a two-hour literacy block that includes reading, writing, spelling and speaking and listening.

 

At Parkmore Primary School we value the importance of the home-school partnership in fostering positive outcomes in literacy. We welcome parents to contribute to our independent reading sessions, and celebrate literacy learning through in-class community reading events.