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At Saint John’s the literacy program caters for individual differences through an inquiry based approach. This ensures that students are exposed to a range of meaningful learning experiences that support them to become independent learners and critical thinkers who use literacy for authentic purposes. The curriculum is organised into three interrelated strands that support students' growing understanding and use of Standard Australian English (English). Together the three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing. The three strands are:

 Language: knowing about the English language.

 Literature: understanding, appreciating, responding to, analysing and creating literature.

 Literacy: expanding the repertoire of English usage.

At Saint John’s our literacy blocks have:

Minimum 20 minutes a day independent reading.
Minimum 20 minutes a day independent writing.
Access to quality literature for students.
Teacher conferences with each student on a weekly basis around reading and writing

Please follow the link for specific Literacy Curriculum documents:

Literacy Curriculum

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