Web-based literacy intervention for struggling readers


The Academy of READING strategy was an individualised web-based intervention that built basic reading skills such as phonemic awareness, decoding and comprehension. This research-based small-scale strategy was effective in improving the reading skills of students at Palmyra Primary School in WA. The focus was on helping students – who were mainly in years 2 and 3 – to develop and maintain increased levels of reading skill. This program was identified by the school as having the potential to help teachers meet students' needs as outlined in the Australian Curriculum, and to develop students' working knowledge of ICT as part of a holistic curriculum.

Teachers reported that they were thrilled to witness the progress students made after participating in the strategy, especially students who had struggled in the past.


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