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					LITERACY
AT ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE
        GEELONG
                       A Whole School Approach to Literacy
                                       Principal and Director of Curriculum provide leadership
                                                   and support to specialised roles

  Professional Development Coordinator                     Literacy Coordinator                Learning Enhancement Coordinator
 **Helps ensure staff receive appropriate                **Promotes literacy and          **Promotes innovative teaching strategies that
professional development and education in          teaching strategies that enhance             help improve learning outcomes**
                literacy**                           literacy throughout all KLAs**

                                                    Educational Support Coordinator
                                                    **Provides specialist assistance
                                                 to students with high learning needs**



                                     All teachers receive support and
                                      education to improve student
                                            literacy outcomes
         Educational Support
• Student funding for eligible students
• Integration aides and teacher support in the
  classroom
• Breakfast Club – Small support group for
  needy students before school
• Additional support classes at Years 7, 8 for
  needy students. Plans to extend this into
  Year 9
                     Literacy
• CKLAG – Cross KLA Literacy Action Group.
  Promotes literacy and effective teaching strategies
  across the curriculum
• Literacy tips published online and in the College
  newsletter
• Diagnostic literacy testing held at Years 5, 6, 7 to
  identify student needs
• Premier’s Reading Challenge, Book Week,
  Writer’s Club, writing competitions
• Dedicated literacy program in the primary years
  including guided reading and literature circles
• Literacy as a part of integrated teaching and
  learning units in Primary School
                      Literacy tip # 1, 2005
  Reading a wide range of material is crucial to improving literacy. Encourage
  your son to read. Reading material could include novels, short stories,
  newspapers and magazines or instruction manuals, provided that students
  receive a variety of reading experiences.
• Even more important is the shared reading experience where a student can
  discuss what he has read with someone else. For example:
        # Read the story on the front page of the newspaper, pass it onto
        your son and ask his opinion on it;
        # Ask your son to read out instructions to you while you
        assemble the new BBQ;
        # Show your son a humorous passage from the novel you are reading;
        # Read your son’s school novels so you can talk to him about them;
• Make reading a part of everyday activities and dialogue. Remember it is
  important for children to see their parents reading too, particularly for sons to
  see their father reading.
 Recommended reading: Sparring with Shadows – Archie Fusillo (Years 9-
  10)
  Learning Enhancement Group
• Professional learning team focusing on
  professional development in a range of
  strategies to engage students, promote
  literacy and cater to individual learning
  styles.
• Bloom’s taxonomy, multiple intelligences,
  prior knowledge, individual learning plans,
  graphic organisers, assessment rubrics
     Examples of teaching strategies: Graphic Organisers
        **Concept map - argumentative writing**
                                                              evidence
           Argument 4                         examples

                                                         Argument 1
                                  Main
examples                        idea/point
                                 of view
           evidence
                                                 Argument 2
                         Argument 3
 examples
                                                               evidence
              evidence                       examples
            Examples of teaching strategies
                - Scaffolding writing -
             HOW TO STRUCTURE A TEXT RESPONSE OR
                 ARGUMENTATIVE** ESSAY (Year 9-10)
Introduction:
• Define topic & outline point of view (1-2 sentences)
• Outline key points to be discussed (ie: why you think the way you do – 3
sentences)
• Reinforce main contention (1 sentence)
Paragraphs 1 - 4
• Topic sentence (1 sentence)
• Explain/Evidence (examples / quotes – 4 - 6 sentences)
• Links (to topic / point of view – 1- 2 sentences)

**NOTE: In an argumentative essay paragraph 4 should be an
acknowledgement of a key opposing argument and subsequent rebuttal
HOW TO STRUCTURE A TEXT RESPONSE OR
ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY (Year 9-10) continued



 Conclusion
 Topic sentence – reiterate point of view (1 sentence)
 Sum up key points/arguments ( 3 – 4 sentences)
 Reiterate point of view. Closing statement (1 sentence)
                EXAMPLES OF TEACHING STRATEGIES
                 Annotated Model - Argumentative Writing
              Introduction

Background
              Pugilism is one issue that has been under the
              spotlight for a while now. It was under heavy fire
              and criticism after the death of another professional
              boxer. Now, the question under speculation is should
 Contention
              boxing be banned? Boxing should not be banned as
              it is a sport that teaches discipline and commitment
              to those who participate. Those who argue that
Preview of
key reasons   boxing should be banned can’t digest the fact that
              boxing is not the most dangerous sport and that
              banning boxing will be banning the freedom of
              choice of pugilists.

				
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