TLF ID S7094
This teacher resource is about the Meeting Initial Needs In Literacy (MiniLit) program and its trial with 22 Foundation and year 2 students in a NSW regional public school. MiniLit is an intervention program providing instruction to small groups of young children struggling with reading. The resource describes how MiniLit instructors are trained and were monitored during the trial and how the program is presented in 80 one-hour lessons, delivered four days a week over three school terms. It discusses the outcomes achieved in the trial in four areas - phonological recoding, reading single words, spelling, and oral reading fluency - and provides references and links to relevant readings.