Literacy Lift Off is a whole class literacy initiative which aims to boost literacy levels and give pupils lots of opportunity to read books at their level of competency. It involves the class teacher and members of the SET team working together in the classroom for an 8 week intervention. The children are split into 4 groups based on a Pre Intervention reading Assessment using the PM Benchmark Toolkit. Literacy Lift Off occurs 3 days a week and the children participate in 4 ten minute stations each day.
Station 1: Familiar reading(Teacher station)
Pupils read previously seen PM+ readers for enjoyment and to develop fluency, comprehension and speed. They discuss what they liked and disliked about the story and answer questions on the text.
Station 2: Word Work (Teacher Station)
Pupils use magnetic letters, markers and mini whiteboards to make and break words. They also play games to work on their phonics and phonological awareness in this station.
Station 3: Writing (Independent station)
Pupils complete a written task decided by teacher; this can include phonics work, free writing or working on sentence structure
Station 4: New Reading (Teacher Station)
Pupils get a new PM+ book each day of Literacy Lift Off. They discuss the title, plot and new vocabulary with the others in the group and each child gets an opportunity to read aloud.
To support your child in this process we ask you to-
Scoil Mhuire Killorglin,
SCHOOL ROLL: 12832O
REG CHARITY: 20123260
Phone: 066 9761779