Our teaching approach is a highly supportive, explicit method that teaches effective skills and strategies in reading, grammar, spelling and writing. The approach uses quality texts as the starting point for teaching how a literate text works and understanding the written word.
We focus on meaning to support students struggling to decode words in reading and we link this meaningful reading with strategies for spelling, as they transfer from one to another in both directions. The exemplary text then becomes the model for explicit teaching about writing. To support students learning to create their own texts we use a writing plan and work from shared to individual writing experiences.