COVID-19: Resources for school closures – 2021
This page contains the guidance from MultiLit on use of its program materials during school closures related to COVID-19, as well as some resources to assist parents and teachers.
Guidance on use of MultiLit program materials online
Our position is that MultiLit program materials may be used online during periods of school closures and recommend the following:
- Any MultiLit materials or lessons may only be used online via closed networks available to your school. This includes scanning printed materials.
- Any distribution via public platforms or sharing outside the school (including to other schools in a cluster or network) will constitute a breach of copyright.
- Delivery of lessons in an online mode should be by teachers or teacher aides and delivered live if at all possible.
- The online delivery approaches outlined in this advice are to accommodate the current situation as a response to COVID-19. Our recommendation is that when the school operations return to normal that delivery of MultiLit programs should resume on a face-to-face basis as this is the most effective way to deliver our programs.
For schools affected by closures and remote learning, we will make available online versions of our student-facing programs materials, such as Sounds and Words Books and Presentation Manuals for InitiaLit, MiniLit, MacqLit, Reading Tutor Program and Word Attack Skills – Extension. Links to these materials will be sent to the MultiLit Member email address of affected schools.
InitiaLit Readers online
Schools can now access all three series of online InitiaLit Readers via a subscription to our eLibrary. The next series of InitiaLit Readers, to be released mid-year, will also be added to the eLibrary when available.
For guidance on how to use the eLibrary in InitiaLit lessons or for home reading during lockdowns, click here.
These how-to videos can be shared with parents and carers of students.
These resources may be useful for sharing with parents, as they work with their children at home.
Reinforced Reading video (55 mins)
The Five from Five website also has useful information on how to teach reading effectively, as well as parent resources.