Literacy

My whole school literacy framework is made up of the following elements:

  1. Professional development for staff
  2. Literacy elements embedded in learning sequences
  3. Intervention for those students working below level

Literacy elements are taught explicitly in English, but expanded upon and made specific in other Domains.

(Victorian Curriculum, 2015)

Literacy elements:

Vocabulary

Whole school vocabulary initiative based on the Marzano 6 step process

All students to maintain a glossary.

4 column glossary headings:

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  1.  Teacher describes the term
  2. Students note the term in their visual diary, then describes it in their own words.
  3. Draw an image to represent the term

ESC Vocabulary model

Reading and viewing

Reading and annotating text

Active Literacy reading program

Writing

Whole school writing – Text Types

Whole school writing – Write to Learn

Information literacy – Effective Research

Speaking and listening

Year 9 Your voice, your choice

Substantive talk