At St John’s College we understand that all students are different!
At St John’s College we understand that all students are different! We cater for our diverse learners in the following ways:
At St John’s College we offer a range of ‘MULTI LIT’ programs to support students who need extra help learning to read. MULIT LIT stands for: Making Up Lost Time in Literacy. The MULTI LIT programs are informed by the findings of scientific research into how reading works and how it may best be taught. It also incorporates the recommendations of Australian national reports into effective reading instruction that emphasise the five key pillars of reading instruction, sometimes known as the ‘five big ideas’, namely: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. MultiLit is a research initiative of Macquarie University.
MiniLit stands for ‘Meeting Initial Needs In Literacy’ and is an early literacy intervention program. It is designed to be delivered daily, for one hour, to small groups of up to four students who have struggled to make adequate progress in learning to read. Research completed over the last five years has shown consistently that students make remarkable gains following MiniLit instruction. For children who are struggling to learn to read, intervening early is the best way to stop reading problems from becoming more established, and to bring students up to the level of their classmates before they fall too far behind.
It is hoped that with this intensive, explicit instruction, students will develop skills and strategies to be able to learn to read. We offer these programs because we understand that reading is the key to the curriculum and the learning success of every child. Capable readers also develop self-confidence as learners.
For more information click on the link: https://multilit.com/