Literacy Hub supports key education milestone

Tuesday, 11 August, 2020

Literacy Hub supports key education milestone

The new online Literacy Hub launched in early August is designed to support young students master one of the most important education milestones — learning to read.

An understanding of phonics is foundational to the development of writing, spelling and reading skills and is one integral component within the key elements of literacy.

Learning to read is a partnership between schools and families. To support this partnership, families can do a simple reading awareness activity and try a check so they can better understand how their children are tracking in learning to read. This will help equip families to engage with their child’s classroom teacher, who is best placed to advise families how to support the development of literacy skills at home. Literacy Hub resources for families include everyday fun activities that embed the pleasure of playing with sounds and words.

Teachers can check the progress of each Year 1 child through the online Phonics Check to identify where students are at in learning to read and where additional support and intervention is needed to help with their reading and literacy skills development. They can also explore free online professional development for literacy leaders, links to case studies and the growing evidence base around best practice literacy in schools.

Over coming months, the hub will expand to feature additional resources that help educators teach foundational skills with confidence and to use data to refine learning activities for specific students.

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