Why a ‘whole school literacy plan’? Student outcomes will always be maximised when schools implement a whole school literacy plan. A whole school literacy plan will aim to focus all staff on a common vision. For the students, as they progress through the school from class to class and from year to year, they will benefit from the continuity of instruction. Putting every teacher in your school on the same literacy strategy commonly enhances the academic results of the school.
PLD’s whole school literacy plan. This booklet outlines an implementation framework for targeting literacy, oral language and motor programs in the Early Years, the Foundation year, Year 1 and 2, and Year 3, 4, 5 and 6. The framework outlines what to teach, when to screen and how to cater for the range in ability evident in each classroom.
The purpose of this booklet is to provide an implementation outline to assist schools in scheduling the PLD programs within a broad school-based strategy. When PLD resources are embedded within a whole-school strategy a level of consistency is achieved and the results from the programs are maximised. This document outlines how the PLD literacy, oral language and motor range of resources can be applied within a school. Each page provides suggested timeframes and implementation recommendations, with reference to specific PLD resources.
Keep in mind the booklet is purely a general guide. School-specific issues will impact how a school adopts this implementation guide. Schools may have to consider low rates of student attendance, low or high socio-economics, transient families, low student entry levels or the high expectations of an educated community. It is often appropriate for schools to adapt the timing of the skills outlined within this document. Schools may also choose to implement some or all of the recommended outlines. This booklet is designed to be a broad guide that can be adapted to the specific needs of each school.