Whole School Literacy Plan
Student outcomes are always maximised when a school implements a Whole School Literacy Plan.
A Whole School Literacy Plan will focus staff’s attention into one unified vision. For the students, as they progress through the school from class to class and from year to year, they will benefit from the continuity of instruction. When every teacher in your school follows the same literacy strategy, the academic results of the school will be enhanced.
When PLD programs are embedded within a ‘Whole School Literacy Plan’ (WSLP) schools will achieve a level of consistency across classes and year levels. Through the implementation of a WSLP, the literacy outcomes across a school will be maximised.
PLD has devised a downloadable WSLP booklet that summarises how the PLD’s programs for literacy, oral language and motor range development can be applied within each year level of a primary school. Each page provides suggested timeframes and implementation recommendations, with reference to the essential programs.
Keep in mind the booklet is a general guide only. School-specific issues will impact how a school adopts this implementation guide. Schools may have to consider low rates of student attendance, low or high socio-economics, transient families, low student entry levels or the high expectations of an educated community.
For some schools it is appropriate to adapt the recommended timeframe for certain skills. Other schools choose to implement the complete WSLP as outlined. This booklet is designed to be a broad guide which can be adapted to the specific needs of each school.
In support of the WSLP, PLD offers downloadable Teaching Sequence Manuals. These manuals will provide a more detailed outline of the implementation. Click on the covers below to access.