The Reading Army

Reading is at the core of being literate.

We all know how important it is for students to be able to read fluently and comprehend what they are reading. Research shows that students who are heard reading or who are read to on a daily basis are much more likely to be proficient at reading.

The earlier in life that children are exposed to reading materials the better.

This year we are having a major focus on reading in particular on students who are reading well below their expected level.

The Reading Army consisting of Year 7 Students is one way we support students to improve their skills.

A group of year 7 students volunteer to participate in the army and are trained in how to listen to reading.

Each morning between 8.30 and 8.50 a group of Year 7s based in the library will hear students read. This will be done on a roster system both for the Year 7s and the students who have been identified for this extra support.

Parents/Caregivers will receive a letter explaining the program if their child/children has been identified for participation.

We are very excited at being able to start The Reading Army as we are sure it will be a positive intervention for our students.