MiniLit: To support the literacy development of our students we have introduced MiniLit, an evidence-based, effective, early literacy program. It is a practical, systematic, explicit and effective model for teaching reading skills.

MiniLit targets the bottom 25% of students and is specifically aimed at struggling Year 1 readers, but may also be appropriate for “at risk” Kindergarten, and some struggling Year 2 students. It is a Tier Two school-based, small group program (up to four students per group) within a Response to Intervention Framework.

MiniLit is an integrated and balanced program of 80 carefully structured lessons, divided into two levels of forty lessons each:

Level 1: Teaching the basics of letter/sound knowledge and decoding skills for CVC words

Level 2: Extending word attack knowledge by teaching commonly used digraphs and longer words