Learning difficulties in literacy Page ContentStrategies, tools and information to identify and support students with literacy learning difficulties. Topics in this section Deciding if a student has a learning difficulty in literacyKey questions and steps to help you understand the nature of a student’s difficulties in literacy. Example of how to decide if a student has a literacy learning difficultySteps to determine a literacy learning difficulty using example information for a Year 6 student . Creating a literacy profileData and key information to include in a student’s literacy profile. Literacy profile examplesYear 2 and Year 5 student examples, including conclusions and next steps to support learning. Literacy tests and what they assessTools to help you to understand a student's literacy learning difficulties and assess their progress and learning needs. Interpreting assessment dataHow to analyse and interpret student literacy data using different assessments. Monitoring student progressHow to monitor the effectiveness of your teaching and how to make adjustments when necessary. Helping students to read more accuratelyKey knowledge and skills that students with word reading difficulties need to learn for fluency, accuracy and speed. Key literacy knowledge and skills for students in Prep to Year 2Mastering the fundamentals of literacy. Key literacy knowledge and skills for students in years 3 to 6Transitioning from learning to read to reading to learn. Key literacy knowledge and skills for students in years 7 to 10Becoming successful users of literacy. Encouraging positive engagement with reading and writingStudents with learning difficulties will benefit from additional encouragement. Teaching students with word reading difficultiesTeaching strategies to improve reading accuracy for students of all ages. Teaching students with comprehension difficultiesTeaching strategies to improve reading comprehension for students of all ages, including those with learning difficulties. Helping students to become independent learnersHow and when to release responsibility for learning to students to help them work towards independence.