At Melrose Primary School, our authentic literacy program encompasses all elements of reading, writing, speaking and listening as detailed in the Victorian Curriculum.

We use a best practice, evidence-based teaching approach to maximise student learning outcomes in literacy.

In our whole-school, Reading and Writing instructional models, you will see the use of the gradual release of responsibility teaching approach. Through this approach teachers model the skills and strategies being taught, provide students with opportunities for substantive talk and collaboration, before giving students time for independent practice that will consolidate learning and extend their thinking.

Students are empowered to view themselves as readers and writers and to achieve their personalised learning goals through; 1:1 reading and writing conferences, guided groups, daily opportunities to complete rich and purposeful Literacy tasks and recording their thinking in reader’s and writer’s notebooks.  

 Each class at Melrose is equipped with its own classroom library. Students have immediate and ongoing access to a wide range of high-quality and engaging fiction and non-fiction texts, which supports the interests and abilities of all students.  

A multi-sensory approach to teaching phonics is embedded in our Foundation classrooms. Foundation students are supported to develop their early literacy skills through the explicit teaching and learning of letters and their corresponding sounds.

 At Melrose, our aim is to provide the highest quality literacy experiences and resources in order to ignite a love of learning and inspire our students to achieve their academic potential.

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