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The Educator: How schools can make literacy learning fun for students

At the end of 2022, the OECD released the latest results of its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The results showed, since PISA first assessed reading literacy in 2000, Australia’s mean score had declined by the equivalent of around three-quarters of a year of schooling.

A key factor in this decline has been student engagement, with some reports showing that a growing number of children are infrequent readers.

However, one organisation is tackling this program at its heart. Literacy For Kids’ online interactive program, aligned to the Australian Curriculum, is making it fun for kids to learn to read and write.

The resources on the company’s website deliver a unique learning platform combining literacy with engaging topics including Extreme Sports, Animals, Rollercoasters, Adventure Stories and Science. Each topic is built with striking video, graphics and imagery to capture interest and support how students learn the content.

Former teacher, tutor and program founder Tanya Grambower said Literacy for Kids can help schools deliver core literacy teaching for educators.  Consistent data reflects the program’s success.

“Keeping students engaged in learning can be a real struggle for teachers as they cater for a wide range of ability levels.  Our program caters for learners from Year 3 to Year 9,” Mrs Grambower told The Educator. Grambower said that through the program, teachers have the ability to set units of literacy work and closely track student progress to ensure they don’t fall behind.

“Improvements in reading, spelling, grammar and comprehension doesn’t just lift English outcomes – it helps kids succeed and thrive in every other school subject as well,” she explained.

“Literacy for Kids has the capability to support principals hit their targets with more than 2, 500 activities that align with the Australian Curriculum delivered in a way that engages students. Principals know their teachers are the heart of the school and Literacy for Kids is a tool they can use to help do what they do best: teach.”

Deputy Principal Ed Gordon said the school was “delighted” about the academic results of using the program.

“Most important was the anecdotal feedback from our students who were engaged and enjoying using the program,” he said.

“The program allows for differentiated delivery of content in an enticing platform that has captured the interest of our students and led to great results.”

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