At Apiti School we base our literacy programme on the NZC and the needs of our students. We also are flexible to provide programmes for our students so they are engaged, and can achieve and progress in literacy. Literacy is taught through meaningful authentic contexts, which often cross strands and cross curriculum areas eg science, social studies, EOTC is often included . Oral language is a focus.
At Apiti School :-
Although we teach these strands they do not stand alone and are incorporated through authentic meaningful contexts .
At Apiti School aspects of literacy are interconnected - oral, speaking and listening written, reading, viewing and presenting. These are not taught separately as together they create meaning. However skills are explicitly taught eg comprehension in reading, or enunciation in speaking and and they are they are assessed . There are processes and strategie through which students develop knowledge and skills related to :-
text purposes and audiences
ideas within language contexts
language features that enhance texts
the structure and organisation of texts.
Through these students make and create meaning as they work through levels of the curriculum. These skills engage and challenge them to greater depths, especially as they use more meaningful authentic contexts which are personalised to them.