“Literacy Lift-Off”, also known as “Power-Hour” or “Guided Reading”,
is an intensive programme of Reading and Writing, which gives the pupils lots of opportunities to read books at their own level of competency.
It gradually lifts the complexity of what they can do in both reading and writing by equipping them with the necessary problem-solving skills.
Pupils on the programme would typically be expected to progress at the rate of one level per week.
The aim of Literacy Lift-Off is to make pupils constructive learners. It teaches them ‘how’ to problem-solve independently.