These students were chosen based on their most recent PAT-R comprehension test result which indicated that their reading comprehension level was above their current stage.
Delany College is responding to this diagnostic information by providing these students with an opportunity to engage in critical thinking and reflection as they read, discuss, and respond to books.
As with all teaching and learning at Delany, collaboration is at the heart of this approach. Students will be able to reshape and add to their understanding of texts they may not previously had the opportunity to engage with, as they construct meaning with other readers. The following staff: Mr Muscat, Mrs Pittman, Mrs Stow, Ms Waihape, Ms Shwan, our librarian Mrs Perrett and myself are currently involved and we launched the programme with guest speaker Paul McDonald the owner of The Children’s Bookshop in Beecroft. I have attached a link to provide more information of all that this wonderful bookshop is able to offer young adults.
It is important for all parents and students to remember that literacy is the ability to read, view, write, design, speak and listen in a way that allows us all to communicate effectively. The power of literacy is not just in the ability to read and write, but rather in the capacity to apply these skills to effectively connect, interpret and discern the intricacies of the world in which we live.