Leap into Literacy was established after Allison’s PhD research found that reading comprehension levels in Australia are declining each year. After teaching creative writing classes to adults, she wanted to put together a fun program to help both struggling and confident children with their reading comprehension AND creative writing skills.

Leap into Literacy’s goal is to instil a lifelong love of reading and writing for all students, and to help extend those children who may need additional assistance in these areas. Classes are fun and are NOT based on individual students completing worksheets; this means that kids are more motivated to learn and retain the information for life. Creative techniques and technology are used in small groups with one-on-one assistance during classes. Our literacy program fosters kids’ independent learning for confidence and success.

Parents have said they are so happy to see their children enjoy reading and writing for pleasure! Students who are already avid readers and writers have also benefited greatly as they are challenged in ways that they may not be in the traditional classroom.

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Leap into Literacy was established after Allison’s PhD research found that reading comprehension levels in Australia are declining each year. After teaching creative writing classes to adults, she wanted to put together a fun program to help both struggling and confident children with their reading comprehension AND creative writing skills.

Leap into Literacy’s goal is to instil a lifelong love of reading and writing for all students, and to help extend those children who may need additional assistance in these areas. Classes are fun and are NOT based on individual students completing worksheets; this means that kids are more motivated to learn and retain the information for life. Creative techniques and technology are used in small groups with one-on-one assistance during classes. Our literacy program fosters kids’ independent learning for confidence and success.

Parents have said they are so happy to see their children enjoy reading and writing for pleasure! Students who are already avid readers and writers have also benefited greatly as they are challenged in ways that they may not be in the traditional classroom.

Who are the teachers

 

Dr. Allison Greenland  

Dr. Allison Greenland is Leap into Literacy’s founder and facilitator. She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching and a Master’s degree in Education. Her research has focused specifically on reading comprehension strategies for adolescent students and successful learning techniques for students of all abilities.

Allison has eleven years experience as a Primary teacher and most recently as a Gifted and Talented teacher for both Primary and Secondary students, as well as a Creative Writing teacher for adults. She also has many years of experience working with students who have learning disabilities, special needs, and who are gifted and talented, and she also has a TEFL certification.

Allison has been tutoring privately throughout her teaching career and has recently made the move to focus solely on Leap into Literacy. She has designed the Leap into Literacy program to help children become engaged in reading and writing through fun creative techniques that aid retention, foster independent learning and promote students’ future success. Her workshops assist kids’ reading confidence and enhance their creative writing abilities.

Accreditation

All teachers have Working with Children's Check

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