Date
20 November 2019

Use recommended approaches to support literacy

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Supporting literacy, social interaction, and communication’

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Model reading strategies

Model reading strategies

Sandra Gillies uses think aloud strategies to model the process of decoding unknown vocab.

 

Teach phonological awareness

Teach phonological awareness

Use the recommended resources to guide teaching on phonological awareness and spelling.

The Sounds and Words online resource developed by the Ministry of Education provides support in four areas:

Source: Sounds and Words, Literacy Online (opens in a new tab/window)

Utilise rhyme and repetition

Utilise rhyme and repetition

Chant and repeat familiar stories, songs and rhymes to give students frequent opportunities to deepen their understanding and become familiar with language patterns and features. This is especially useful for developing self-confidence for students with speech, language and communication difficulties.

Use a reciprocal teaching approach

Use a reciprocal teaching approach

An approach to support students to connect what they already know to new concepts.

Useful resources

Useful resources

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Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR): Improving secondary students’ reading comprehension skills

Read time: 17 min

Publisher: National Center on Secondary Education and Transit

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Website

Special iApps

Publisher: Special iApps

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Website

Universal Design for Learning iPad strategies: Text-to-speech

Publisher: Kit Hard

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Key areas to support”:

Return to the guide “Speech, language and communica­tion needs ”

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