Comprehensive literacy For All

Comprehensive Literacy For All is a whole school instructional model at Forrest Parade.  It is called comprehensive because it addresses each of the elements that is required for a student to learn to read with comprehension and to write to convey thinking. It was developed by Erikson and Koppenhaver who firmly believe, as do we, that ANY child can learn to read and write. All literacy learning requires autonomous communication, therefore we work hard to ensure every child has a voice. Comprehensive Literacy Instruction addresses emergent and conventional literacy skills. Emergent learners need opportunities for signing in, independent writing, modelled and shared writing, shared reading, self-selected reading and working with letters and sounds.  Conventional literacy learners need opportunities for independent writing, writing instruction, comprehension instruction, word work and self-selected reading.