The build­ing blocks for learn­ing

Isis Town and Country - - News -

A NEW child­hood lit­er­acy pro­gram has been in­tro­duced to Cordalba State school.

The teach­ing staff are look­ing ex­tra bright, sport­ing hot pink shirts pro­mot­ing the ‘Build­ing Blocks for Learn­ing’, an Early Years Lit­er­acy Pro­gram. Based on the re­search by Dr Chris­tensen, the pro­gram teaches phono­log­i­cal aware­ness skills and decoding skills to learner read­ers.

The Early Years at Cordalba were for­tu­nate to at­tend a work­shop to de­velop fun­da­men­tal lit­er­acy skills.

The pro­gram was im­ple­mented for Prep to Year 3.

It en­cour­ages the de­vel­op­ment of oral lan­guage in stu­dents and the de­vel­op­ment in hand­writ­ing. Em­braced by staff, it has now been ex­tended to in­clude Years 4 to 6.

PHOTO: CON­TRIBUTED

PINK LADIES: Sue Lait, An­gela Hunter, Peta Sykes, Jan Rayner, Leanne Jones and Karen Weiss.

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