The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Commitment to Learning

At 7:45 am each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, six dedicated Year Five boys meet and take part in the Levelled Literacy Intervention Program. This program provides explicit instruction primarily on reading strategies and comprehension skills. However, there is a writing component which involves phonics and vocabulary. These boys are to be commended for committing to meeting before school three mornings a week to discuss, analyse and critique a range of literary texts.

The LLI program aligns well with the IB Approaches to Learning which include thinking, social, communication, self-management and research. The boys learn to think critically and creatively. The rich discussion of stories and informational texts provide the opportunity for boys to collaborate while enhancing their social and communication skills; they listen to each other and respond and share ideas and opinions. The boys involved in this program demonstrate an impressive level of self-management skills by being organised for each lesson. Home learning requires the boys to read every night and complete a range of phonic, spelling and word activities or games.

The boys taking part in the LLI program are to be congratulated for showing a high level of dedication to their learning.

From left to right: Fraser Eve, William Fairclough, Myles Beeney, Charles Goyder, Will Howie, Tane Croon-Hargraves

Mrs Janet Lopez

Head of Academic Support