Age 6-8 yrs || Time 9.00am–12:00pm || Fee $3,600 || Class Size 12
The Junior Reading and Writing course will focus on the early stages of reading and writing for the students through interactive and stimulating classroom activities. They will learn how to read for meaning and discover different text types. Students will be guided through writing experiences using concept maps and editing checklists to ensure their writing is purposeful.
The student will:
- Use familiar repetitive patterns from stories, in own writing
- Use a variety of strategies to prepare for writing (for example, making lists, mapping ideas, rehearsing ideas, grouping related ideas, story webs)
- Rely on key words for understanding when reading texts or when listening to texts read aloud
- Follow simple written and verbal instructions
- Attempt to construct more detailed writing
- Begin to spell known words with some degree of accuracy
- Plan before writing using a graphic organiser
- Write a first draft focusing on meaning rather than accuracy
- Produce polished copy after conferencing and editing
- Experiment with some basic and less familiar adjectives, adverbs and punctuation markers.
Students will examine a variety of texts, both factual and creative; read independently and in small groups; examine different text types on chosen theme and extend vocabulary by noting and using previously unknown words found in the texts selected. Activities include reading, modeled and guided practice writing, discussion and drafting, conferencing, editing and writing polished pieces.
Students will read, analyse, plan and write short pieces in the following text types