Our Literacy Sessions
Based on more than 30 years of research, the program we offer accelerated learning for learners across a wide spectrum of ages and abilities — including those working at, above or below grade level — by applying proven research on how the brain learns. By building cognitive skills in the areas of memory, attention, processing, and sequencing, learners can realise achievement gains and maintain an accelerated rate of learning even after the programs end.
The program combines learning sessions with research-based reading instruction to help all our learners strengthen their reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Research shows that learning to read with fluency and comprehension depends heavily on individually guided practice and support. Learners can preview vocabulary, listen to a modelled fluent reading of a passage, and read the passage orally. We aim to provide guided oral reading support through real-time corrective feedback at the moment it is most effective, allowing the student to self-correct and learn from errors. Questions and quizzes at the end of each selection help strengthen comprehension.
- These Sessions are designed to be engaging, challenging and inspiring.
- We provide extended learning opportunities and challenges to our Children. The sessions are designed to provide focused instruction and support to raise our Children’s achievement by unlocking every child’s potential in order to maximize performance.
- We target all Children who, need other interventions and have not caught up to read at the expected level for their chronological age.
- We check the discrepancy between students’ Chronological Age (CR) and their Reading Age (RA) as measured by standardized reading assessments.
- We intend to use a series of multi-sensory approaches to aid learning
- 5 x 40 min withdrawal sessions per week.
- An intervention designed to help and boost basic functional skills.
- Targeted 1:1 teacher-learner contact.
- Longer-term goals to help all our Children to gain more access to the wider curriculum.