Literacy is a priority learning area at Kilmore Primary School. We aim to maximise opportunities for all students to achieve their full potential in a safe, happy and supportive learning environment and develop their lifelong love of reading and writing.
Our curriculum is carefully designed and structured to include demonstrating, teaching, guiding, monitoring, evaluating and goal setting along with student choose for engagement and motivation. Students have access to a well resourced school library and modern technology.
We respond to each student’s individual learning needs by developing each child from their point of need through whole class, small group and individual teaching opportunities.
The CAFE reading program is utilised across the entire school as the basis for all reading activities that occur as part of students daily reading routines.
Assessing young readers involves more than determining a reading level and moving them onto the next. We developed the CAFE Menu to help students understand and master different strategies used by successful readers.
CAFE is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary, and the system includes goal-setting with students in individual conferences, posting of goals on a whole-class board, developing small group instruction based on clusters of students with similar goals, and targeting whole-class instruction based on emerging student needs and fine tuning one on one conferring.
Click on the link above to learn more about the CAFE reading program. Although much of the information is aimed at teachers, you can access the 'Parent Pipeline' for parent friendly explanations of the program and how you can use it to help your child when reading at home.
Please feel free to contact the school at any time if you have further questions about the program.