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Students across Kindy to Year Four use a range of Multilit programs to support literacy learning at St Joseph’s the following Multilit programs are used:

Kindy PreLit

Is a systematic, skills-based program that provides foundational reading skills. The program teaches preliteracy skills and concepts, focusing on phonological awareness and oral language development through structured storybook reading.

Preprimary – Yr Two InitiaLit

This is a program which is used from Preprimary to Year Two. The program aims to produce successful readers and writers. The program focuses on synthetic phonics with rich literature and vocabulary. Vocabulary, oral language and listening comprehension are enriched through quality children’s literature. Phonics is the foundation for systematically and explicitly teaching the basic and advanced alphabetic code in a set sequence. In addition to learning letter-sound correspondences and how these are applied to reading and spelling, children are introduced to common morphemes and simple grammatical concepts.

Year Three and Year 4 SpellEx

SpellEx is a whole-class programme which provides explicit instruction in spelling concepts, terminology, rules and conventions.


MiniLit is a small group reading program for students in the bottom 25% of the expected range for their age group in Years One and Two. The program provides explicit instruction in phonemic awareness, systematic synthetic phonics for reading and spelling, letter formation, and connected text reading.


MacqLit is an explicit and systematic reading intervention program for small groups of older low-progress readers. It provides teachers with a comprehensive sequence of lessons that includes all the key components necessary for effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

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