Each class has been timetabled for one hour in the library each week. This time is spent on:
- Literature Enrichment
- Library Skills
- Information Literacy
The Literature Enrichment component aims to encourage the love of reading and books for recreational use. It exposes students to a wide range of genre, authors and illustrators with an emphasis on Australian children’s literature.
The Library Skills and Information Literacy components focus on giving students strategies to formulate effective search processes to locate resources and undertake assessment tasks.
Wide reading programs are an integral part of the Library and English program. The programs aim to
- promote positive attitudes to reading by providing an environment where children will want to read.
- encourage the sharing of responses to texts wherever possible and engage students in reading conferences where they systematically discuss works of literature so that understanding can be deepened and responses enriched.
- extend students’s experiences in reading by providing a variety of printed and multimedia material using a w ide range of fiction and some non-fiction.