MiniLit is a special teaching programme with carefully structured and sequenced lessons. The programme is designed for students in the junior years who are experiencing difficulty learning to read. MiniLit is offered in small groups and aims to help students to catch up to their peers. The programme runs across several terms, depending on the needs of the students.

Each lesson has 3 main components:

  • Sounds and Words Activities: This is where students learn to pay attention to different sounds in words and to associate them with the letters of the alphabet
  • Text Reading: This provides students with the chance to practise their new reading skills with support.
  • Shared Story Book Reading: This involves the teacher reading and discussing a story book with the students, focusing on building vocabulary, comprehension and reading behaviours.


MacqLit is a special programme designed for students in Year 3 and above who are in need of support with their reading. MacqLit is offered to small groups of students and follows a sequence of carefully structured lessons. The aim of the programme is to help students who are struggling with their reading to catch up to their peers. MacqLit runs across several terms, depending on the needs of the students.

MacqLit students will:

  • Practise reading with 1:1 support
  • Focus on learning how to read and spell words using appropriate and explicit strategies
  • Have regular support to develop greater independence when reading and to improve their reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension.