During week 2 students commenced literacy rotations. Literacy rotations will be completed in the morning, each day for 30-40 minutes. There are 5 different activities or groups each week and students will complete one per day on a rotational basis. Therefore, each child will complete each activity every week. Initially, our activities include:
- Guided reading (reading out loud with a teacher)
- Individual quiet reading
- Visual Literacy (written response to a stimulus eg. news story (BTN), article etc)
- Grammar / punctuation / spelling activity
- Reading Response (based on a text provided by the teacher or student choice)
Activities 1 and 2 are completed and finished in class. Activities 3, 4 & 5 will need to be finished for homework if students are unable to complete the task in the allocated time. This will be checked the following day, and the student will conference with the teacher. By adhering to this model, the teacher will be able to read and check students’ literacy work a minimum of 3 times a week and will allow them to give immediate feedback on students’ areas of strengths and areas that need additional effort.