Success for early literacy support

Williamson, Rosemary
March 2003
Literacy Today;Mar2003, Issue 34, p11
The article discusses the Fischer Family Trust Early Literacy Support (ELS) programme for 1 year children and its impact on children's learning. The program is a longer and more intensive model, conceived in 1999 with the support and backing of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), to address the needs of those children who were not making progress in the literacy hour. The trust endeavors to maintain a continuous improvement model and will continue to refine and improve the program and the support materials, developed by request from teachers. In response to requests from schools, some structured support for children in Year 1 will also be developed, term 1 who have not yet reached the minimum requirements for entry to an ELS program.


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