OUR SCHOOL - Literacy

Literacy instruction at West Busselton is a priority area in our Business and Operational Planning.

All literacy instruction is underpinned by research and evidence supporting the explicit instruction model. Teachers utilise a 4 step instructional model consisting of: Learning Outcomes & Success Criteria, Warm Ups, A gradual release of responsibility, and the Ploughback. This ensures that students are constantly revisiting prior learning so it can be embedded into long term memory.

Reading instruction focuses on "The Big Six" components - Oral Language, Phonlogical Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency and Comprehension.

Whole school approaches exist for Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Spelling, and Writing.