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MiniLit is an early literacy intervention program that has been developed to provide teachers with a carefully sequenced and structured program of instruction for small groups of children who, after a year of initial instruction are struggling with the mechanics of learning to read.
Student reading data – running records, recognition of high frequency words and MiniLit Placement Test – has been used to identify students to participate in this program. We are focussing on students in Year 1 and Year 2.
Students who have been selected to participate in this program work in a small group of up to 4 students for 30 minutes of explicit instruction over 4 days each week. It is hoped that with this intensive, explicit instruction students will develop skills and strategies to continue their learning to read and then to be able to read to learn.
The program includes the development of phonemic awareness, phonic word attack skills, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
Student progress in continually monitored through running record data.
MACQLIT is a spelling/reading program for students in middle primary. Students who have been identified as needing extra support through the collection of literacy data (NAPLAN, RRL, PAT Reading and a placement test participate in 4 X 50 minute session a week.
Class Intervention Programs
Students participate in a variety of classroom based and initiated learning programs that target the learning need of students in literacy and numeracy. These include:
- working in small groups with either teacher or SSO
- reading with parent volunteer
Speech and Language
Braeview School’s district speech pathologist visits the school once a fortnight and liaises with a key teacher to plan and implement targeted speech and language programs for identified students. The Speech pathologist observes students, communicates with class teachers and provides support for one of our SSOs to implement programs.
Crash and Bash
Identified students participate in a structured daily program. Exercises require high energy and heavy pressure tasks. Session are 20 minutes.
Identified Reception to Year 2 students are assessed on proprioceptive and vestibular sense development and coordination. Students participate in a 10 week program ( 2X a week). They are reassessed and if required they participate in another 10 week program.
SEW (Social, Emotional Well being Program)
Identified students who require support to regulate through emotion recognition and interoception as well as develop social skills to interact positively with their peers participate in a weekly 50 minute session.
What’s the Buzz
This is a social/ emotional wellbeing program that supports students to develop positive relationships. All Receptions participate in this program. Year 1/ Year 2 students may work in small groups.