The SMART Literacy Restaurant is an approach to literacy support. The teaching strategies used are explicit and multi sensory. It is not a program, but a menu of suggested teaching activities. It provides students and staff with a predictable structure of Entrée, Main and Dessert.
Within this structure, there is a menu of teaching strategies based on evidence. Teachers select from the menu of teaching strategies to meet the needs of the students that they are supporting.
- Entrée: 42 pages of phonological awareness and 19 pages of vocabulary teaching activities.
- Main: SMART Spelling including checklists of important spelling patterns to teach.
- Dessert: 17 teaching strategies for reading (7 for decoding, 4 for fluency and 6 for comprehension).
- The innovative menu is a quick and easy way to plan and record the sessions.