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St Beacons National School, Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny

Literacy Lift Off

The  Literacy Lift Off programme commenced in  our school in 2019-20 school year. Our school Parents Association helped fund the introduction of this literacy programme. The school purchased a levelled reading scheme with well over 1000 books .

The Literacy Lift Off programme is an intensive reading intervention programme for helping literacy and writing levels and leads to improvements in pupils’ attitudes to literacy, reading accuracy, fluency, comprehension and writing skills.

It is a daily literacy hour (over six weeks) where the special education teachers and volunteer parents/guardians , in collaboration with class teachers, work in the classroom from Monday to Thursday mornings in  rotating sessions on a range of literacy activities. These activities may include:

  • Re-reading familiar books to build fluency and confidence;
  • Being introduced to and attempting to read a new book
  • Composing and recording their own messages;
  • Exploring how words work using magnetic letters and whiteboards;
  • Computer-based literacy activities;
  • Writing Activities

Each small  group within the class are working on literacy activities which are suitable to their level of ability.

27th Jan 2024
6th class were busy in December exploring letter writing. They were tasked with writing...