Literacy

We develop scholars who are confident readers, speakers, writers and listeners; who value these life skills and strive to improve them. It is the responsibility of all staff from all subject areas to teach literacy skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening are integral to all subjects.  

In order to raise the profile of literacy, to support scholars with their learning and to raise standards across the curriculum, there are three ‘literacy’ expectations of all scholars at all times:  

1. To have a reading book in their possession (reading)  
2. To speak in full sentences and no slang (speaking)  
3. To track the speaker/s (listening)  

There are also 40 minutes of reading time each day during DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) sessions. During these sessions, Advisors, as teachers of reading, support scholars in their reading through a variety of activities including reading in silence, discussing their reading with peers and completing book reviews. Advisors are also required to model reading aloud and reading in silence, facilitate class discussion, check reading logs and assess scholars' reading against DEAR standards.  Interventions are provided for scholars based on their DEAR standards data.  

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