“Literacy Lift-Off” is an initiative which is actively used in Knockainey N.S. It is an intensive programme of reading which gives the pupils lots of opportunities to read books at their own level of competency.
It works by gradually lifting the complexity of reading through the use of levelled readers (levels 1-30). It equips our children with the necessary reading skills to develop fluency and comprehension.
This is realised by utilising a team teaching approach whereby the groups rotate between various stations – New Book Station, Familiar Reading Station, Oral Language/Comprehension Station, Word building Station, Writing Station, ICT Station etc.
The aim of Literacy Lift-Off is to make pupils constructive learners. It teaches them ‘how’ to problem-solve independently. We are seeing fantastic progress from our classes participating in this initiative.