The Rural Oral Language and Literacy (ROLL) Project is designed to work with parents and teachers of preschool and Transition students at three rural Northern Territory Primary Schools. The ROLL project is focused on the promotion of oral language and phonological awareness skills to help our youngest students develop the skills they need to become confident readers.
This collaboration between these three rural Primary Schools and Charles Darwin University’s College of Education is designed to:
• Engage teachers to develop oral language skills around Standard Australian English speech sounds, phonological and phonemic awareness.
• Support parents to engage their children in oral language, early literacy and speech sound activities at home.
This project meets the Early Years Learning Framework Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators as well as the Australian Curriculum’s “three interrelated strands of language, literature and literacy.” This project will integrate teaching oral language skills to generalise to students’ broader Standard Australian English and literacy engagements in current preschool and Transition curriculum