MultiLit is a suite of evidence-based literacy programs developed by Macquarie University. Programs use at Keller Road include:
MacqLit is an explicit and systematic reading intervention program for small groups of older low-progress readers (year 3–adults) that is delivered by teachers and learning support staff. MacqLit is suitable for students who have difficulty accessing print. It provides a comprehensive sequence of lessons that includes all the key components necessary for effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
MiniLit is an evidence-based, effective early literacy program. It is a practical, systematic, explicit and effective model for teaching reading skills. It is designed to be delivered daily, to small groups of up to four students. MiniLit is an integrated and balanced program of structured lessons, divided into two levels:
Level 1: Teaching the basics of letter/sound knowledge and decoding skills for CVC words
Level 2: Extending word attack knowledge by teaching commonly used digraphs and longer words
InitiaLit is a whole-class program covering the first three years of schooling (R–2). It aims to provide strong foundations for reading and writing. InitiaLit is a departure from remedial literacy education instead addressing initial instruction designed to be delivered to whole classes by classroom teachers.
‘QuickSmart Numeracy intervention program’ was developed by researchers at the University of New England. Middle school students (years 5–8) are withdrawn from class in pairs and undertake an intensive intervention. Intervention strategies include a variety of short, focused activities that aim to increase students’ strategy use and improve their automatic recall of basic number facts across all four operations.