Focused Teaching

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Students with reading difficulties and dyslexia benefit from explicit and direct teaching strategies.

Focused teaching strategies

This resource provides focused teaching strategies to support the development of a student’s knowledge and skills in reading. Focused teaching strategies are provided for identified areas of reading: letter and letter-sound knowledge, phonological knowledge, word reading and comprehension.

The focused teaching strategies are aligned to the assessment tasks provided within this resource and are presented in a developmental sequence to systematically teach aspects of reading.

The focused teaching strategies are age-appropriate and presented within the following age bands to recognise and respond to individual learning needs:

​Ages 5-8

Focused teaching strategies are provided for four identified aspects of reading: letter and letter-sound knowledge, phonological knowledge, word reading and comprehension. For more information, see: ​Ages 5-8

Ages 9-12

Focused teaching strategies are provided for three identified aspects of reading: phonological knowledge, word reading and comprehension.For more information, see: ​Ages 9-12

Ages 13-16

Focused teaching strategies are provided for three identified aspects of reading: phonological knowledge, word reading and comprehension.For more information, see: Ages 13-16