This section provides information on Departmental resources, initiatives and programs to support this resource.
Resources and initiatives
English developmental continuum P-10
Contains evidence-based indicators of progress, linked to powerful teaching strategies. For more information, see: English Developmental Continuum P-10
The EAL developmental continuum P-10
Provides indicators of progress for each stage and dimension of the EAL Standards, to support the assessment of students who are learning English as an additional language. Teaching strategies are also provided to assist teachers in the development of effective learning programs for their EAL students. For more information, see: The EAL Developmental Continuum P-10
Literacy professional learning resource
This is for all classroom teachers to deepen their understanding of literacy. This will inform their planning for literacy learning and assessment for all domains. It will also assist literacy leaders in schools to plan opportunities for professional learning for the whole staff, in professional learning teams and/or for individual teachers.For more information, see: Literacy Professional Learning Resource
Language support program
A substantial program comprising direct assistance to teachers in developing strong oral language competency in children and young people to maximise their learning potential. For more information, see: Language Support Program
Developed in the 1970s by New Zealand educator Prof. Dame Marie Clay, Reading Recovery is a school-based, short term intervention designed to reduce the number of Year 1 students having difficulties learning to read and write. Students receive a series of individual, 30-minute Reading Recovery lessons daily from a specially trained teacher.
Reading Recovery is one of a number of intervention programs that schools may choose to use to support students’ literacy development in the second year of schooling. For more information, see: Reading Recovery