Curriculum - Mini Lit



MiniLit is an evidence-based, effective and cost-effective early literacy program. It is a practical, systematic, explicit and effective model for teaching reading skills. 

MiniLit targets the bottom 25% of students and is specifically aimed at struggling Year 1 readers, but may also be appropriate for ‘at risk’ Year 2 students. It is a Tier Two school-based small group program (up to four students per group).



MiniLit is an integrated and balanced program of 80 carefully structured lessons, divided into two levels of forty lessons each:

Level 1: Teaching the basics of letter/sound knowledge and decoding skills for Consonant Vowel Consonant words

Level 2: Extending word attack knowledge by teaching commonly used digraphs and longer words