What is WRAP?

WRAP is an integrated, systematic literacy approach designed for teaching spelling, writing and reading.

What specifically does WRAP teach?

WRAP helps teach building blocks of literacy identified in research, specifically: phonemic awareness and phonics, vocabulary development, grammar for sentence writing, text types for writing, reading and text comprehension, metacognitive strategies for writing and reading.

How is WRAP different?

Integrated learning occurs through students’ use of the 70 common phonograms learned or reviewed within a lesson sequence. These sounds are used in the selected vocabulary and students can explore the patterns and rules that apply.  This takes much of the guess-work out of spelling. Through a selected writing focus, students discover how this vocabulary works in sentences. This builds a strong foundation for writing, reading and comprehending related sentences, paragraphs and passages, giving students access to a world of text.

In my view, participation by children in their early years in a structured phonics based program such as WRAP will have significant benefits for the development of their literary skills. Such a program will significantly reduce the likelihood of children having long term problems with reading and writing. Such a program therefore will benefit children as a whole and have huge benefits for some children who have otherwise struggled with literacy throughout their schooling.
— Dr Tim Hill (Child Psychologist, Brain Health Clinic)