Reading lessons aim to foster a love of reading, build confidence, and equip children with the skills they need to be fluent readers and creative, confident writers.
Instructors and children work towards these goals through activities that incorporate listening, speaking, reading, writing, and collaboration. Children also achieve shorter-term goals at each learning level as they build greater fluency. The activities described here are examples of how instructors engage learners and help them progress toward the key objectives of each level. Implementers of TaRL programmes can create their own, context-appropriate activities, guided by children’s current levels and key learning goals. In line with many TaRL assessments, there are five reading levels (beginner, letter, word, paragraph, and story). Depending on the number of instructors available as well as the number of children in each group, appropriate levels might be grouped together. Instructors are careful to note when children improve and, once children are able to read at one level, instructors move them on to the next.