At Melrose Primary School, students are immersed in reading and a love of reading is promoted from Foundation through to Year 6.

In 2019, we have invested in classroom libraries where students have access to a variety of literature in their classrooms. Our students love engaging with the variety of different classroom library spaces across the school.

During the daily Readers’ Workshop lessons at Melrose Primary School, students are explicitly taught Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Vocabulary strategies. Students select ‘just right’ books and use these books to practise strategies and skills during Independent Reading. Across the school, we utilise evidence based teaching approaches such as Guided Reading, Reciprocal Teaching, Literature Circles and Language Experience.