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Reading Program


​The teaching of reading at Gordonvale State School 


At Gordonvale State School, we provide a balanced explicit Reading Program that caters for the needs of all learners across at all developmental stages. 


Prep-Year 3

Students are streamed into developmental stage groupings. At each group level, activities are provided to cater for the current learning needs. These activities cover a range of areas, including Phonics, Sight Words, Guided Reading, Comprehension Strategies and Vocabulary development. Each activity is supervised by a staff member, or in some cases, where this is not possible, by a parent volunteer,. Reading Groups operate four days a week, for 1 hour a day. Benchmarks for reading achievement are set for each student, and closely monitored by teachers and supervising staff.


Years 4-7

Reading in years 4-7 is largely completed in the regular classroom setting, but with additional support at specific times throughout the year. Specialist support is tailored to the needs of each student and each class, with activities designed to best support all students to access the curriculum.