Reading & Writing
Sight Words/Word Attack Skills
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Research suggests that Early childhood literacy is the single best investment for enabling children to develop skills that will likely benefit them for a lifetime.
YEAR 1 READING & WRITING
The Year 1 Reading and Writing Program is designed for students to build on the skills learnt in Kindergarten and to develop a range of strategies to enhance their reading and writing abilities further.
Students will consolidate their knowledge of the 42 letter phonemes and learn to use a wider range of language features to enhance their writing.
The Year 1 Reading & Writing Program includes teaching children the following skills:
Learning the 42 letter phonemes.
Blending words to read.
Segmenting words to write.
Learning about a range of grammar forms and punctuation to enhance writing.
Building sight word knowledge.
Incorporating reading strategies to read more fluently.
YEAR 2 WRITING PROGRAM
The Year 2 Writing program is a multi-sensory program, with emphasis on consolidating children’s knowledge of the 42 letter phonemes and alternative spelling combinations in order to spell and assists in developing an understanding the importance of grammar in writing.
By teaching key essential grammar rules, the program helps children bring diversity to their writing and improve their spelling in a structured way.
The Year 2 Writing Program teaches a wide range of language forms including:
Parts of speech.
Past, present and future tense.
Spelling rules, including defining aspects such as the short vowels.
WORD ATTACK SKILLS PROGRAM
With a basic understanding of phonics - the relationship between letters and sounds, most beginning readers are able to decode unfamiliar words that follow the usual spelling rules.
Alternatively, sight words are commonly used words in reading that do not follow the usual letter sound patterns and therefore cannot be deciphered by sounded out. You must see them and say them automatically.