An important component of 'Ensuring Learning for All' is a preparedness to support those learners who need more time to master essential parts of the curriculum. At St Joseph's we support learners to do this through a variety of intervention programs. Below are the intervention programs that we offer through the school to ensure learning for all.
Reading Recovery is a 1:1 intervention program to instruct and support students in year 1 to readi. Reading Recovery is about ensuring the reading development of students in Year 1 occurs at an appropriate rate. .
Extending Mathematic Understandings - EMU
The "EMU" mathematics program is offered at St Joseph's for students who need support with mathematics. At St Joseph's we recognise the importance of providing children with a strong numeracy skill base for future learning. The "EMU" program recognises the individual needs of each and every student and teaches techniques that provide students with the skills to become confident at Mathematics.
MacqLit is an explicit and systematic reading intervention program for small groups of older low-progress readers. It provides teachers with a comprehensive sequence of lessons that includes all the key components necessary for effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
Toe By Toe
Toe By Toe is a small red book designed for anyone who finds reading difficult. This includes weak readers who struggle to decode or those with dyslexic difficulties. Keda Cowling, one of the chose the name Toe By Toe to signify that students make progress by the tiniest steps – one toe at a time. However, even though the steps taken are small, students can clearly measure progress right from the first page. Confidence and self-esteem are boosted as a result.
Leveled Literacy Intervention
The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI) is an intensive, small-group, supplementary literacy intervention for students who find reading and writing difficult. The goal of LLI is to lift the literacy achievement of students who are not achieving grade-level expectations in reading. The LLI systems are designed to:
- Advance the literacy learning of students not meeting grade-level expectations in reading
- Deepen and expand comprehension with close reading
- Elevate the expertise of teachers
- Increase reading volume by engaging students in large amounts of successful daily reading
- Increase student engagement with books that build knowledge
- Intervene with small groups of struggling readers to maximise growth
- Meet the needs of struggling readers
- Monitor student progress.