Literacy Programs & Intervention Programs

High quality, research-based explicit instruction literacy programs are run at Our Lady of Grace school, programs that are tailored to suit every student as they grow. 

Our aim is to have every student have the joy of reading, so they thrive in life no matter what they chose to do.

Reception to Year 2


InitiaLit is a MultiLit program, used in Reception until Year 2, and ensures that every child has five from five skills before moving on. Educators consistently and easily monitor progress throughout the year and quickly identify what students were struggling with. 

Our Lady of Grace School uses explicit instruction in phonics which involves systematic and sequential teaching of the letter-sound relationships in written English that allow readers to decode words.  This begins in our Reception classes, programs are run as whole class but students are monitored and worked with on an individual basis too.
Phonics instruction is most effective when integrated into a comprehensive literacy program that includes practice with decodable text as well as exposure to literature with a rich vocabulary.  Students in Reception to year 2 are given decodable readers which are levelled so they move through the literacy levels with students.

More information on the InitiaLit Program here

Year 3 to Year 6


Spell-It is a MultiLit program, which is used in Year 3 to Year 6, the program has been written for use in Australian schools ensuring correct spelling and grammar.

A whole class approach is used to teaches the rules, conventions, structure and logic on the English language. At OLOG it is used for whole class instruction but students are also broken up into small groups to target specific learning.

Spell-It provides an explicit and structured approach to teaching spelling within a whole-class or small group framework, it provides assessment tools for teachers to identify the spelling skills that are needed most.  Once these skills are identified teachers can plan a targeted program for those areas.

Students benefit from improved writing quality and fluency, expanded vocabulary and confidence with spelling as they learn to apply strategies to unknown words and work out relationships between words.

Similar to InitiaLit, student can be placed into intervention programs and work with educators’ multiple times per week – four group sessions and a one-on-one session.

More information on Spell-It here

Intervention Programs


Teachers work closely with our students to ensure they are retaining the code that they need to progress through to fluent readers and strong spellers.  

From Reception to Year 2 students are assessed with individual student records logged by their teacher, CESA has a standard Year 1 Phonics screening which is also completed for all students.

While assessing a student they may feel that one of MultiLit's intervention programs would firm up their knowledge, MiniLit is the first program OLOG uses.

With parent consent, students work with our education support officers and teachers in daily sessions to increase their knowledge.  Four group sessions per week (groups of 3 to 4 students) and then a one-on-one session per week is our minimum. 

Explicit instruction, highly trained educators, science-based education programs are all keys to ensuring students have the five keys to reading.

More information on MiniLit here


While MacqLit is specifically targeted at Year 3 and above students, it is ideal for those students who are progressing slowly.

Teachers at Our Lady of Grace School assess students and know the areas they need to focus on in MacqLit with systematic and explicit reading intervention.

Students work in small groups daily at least four times per week, they will also receive a one-on-one lesson with a teacher or education support officer.

More information on MacqLit here