Literacy - ERIK

 

ERIK - Enhancing Reading Intervention Knowledge is an intervention program focussed on reading in the early years of schooling. The initiative was an outcome of research jointly undertaken by Catholic Education Melbourne and the University of Melbourne.

 

There are 3 instructional pathways. The Phonological pathway has a focus on enhancing competence in the applied use of phonological awareness when reading texts. The Orthographic pathway focuses on strengthening students’ orthographic processing and applying this knowledge in text reading. The Comprehension pathway focuses on developing students’ integrated use ot 2 comprehension strategies - visualisation and paraphrasing.

 

Each intervention pathway consists of up to 60 lessons and is taught in small groups of 2 to 4 in 30 - 45 minute sessions 4 days a week.