Aquinas College, Gold Coast, has consolidated a range of literacy initiatives within a Whole School Literacy Plan and an accompanying Action Plan. The plan involves scaffolding and modelling written assignments across the key curriculum areas; teaching research and referencing skills in each key curriculum area; creating a reading culture through programs such as Literature Circles, Readers’ Cup and Australian Readers’ Challenge; and using data collection to assess and improve literacy programs.
P David Pearson, Elfrieda H Hiebert, Michael L Kamil
The assessment of vocabulary needs to recognise subtleties within word knowledge, and the complex relationship between vocabulary knowledge and comprehension – Reading Research Quarterly
Michèle de Courcy
Teacher education must encourage more positive attitudes towards ESL in order to prepare young teachers for the linguistic diversity they will encounter – J of Multilingual and Multicultural Development