MiniLit (Meeting Initial Needs in Literacy)

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.

MiniLit at Braeview Primary School

Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI)

LLI is a small group intervention program designed to support students who are struggling to meet their year-level literacy learning goals. The program provides explicit instruction in phonics, word work and comprehension.

Student reading data has been used to identify students in Year 2 to Year 4. Selected students work in a small group 4 times a week for a 30 minute block. Students are provided with take home books and it is expected that they read for up to 20 minutes each night.

Student progress in continually monitored through running record data.

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 – Rainbow Reading, maths challenges, Spelling Matrix
  • reading with parent volunteer