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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
demonstrate knowledge of the elements of reading and their symbiotic relationship
examine the social and cognitive processes of reading
appraise theories of the teaching of reading and describe the ways they inform practice
create systematic and explicit teaching and assessment strategies to support the development of reading knowledge and skills for all learners, including EALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
This is the first in the suite of three English subjects in the Master of Teaching. The focus of this subject is on an in-depth understanding of what reading entails and the characteristics of the good reader. Theories and practices of reading will be situated in the context of broader perspectives of literacy and language. Students will learn and understand the multiple components of reading to inform the comprehensive identification of children’s skills as readers at various stages of their development. Using the English curriculum, the subject will provide students with a basis for the symbiotic process of planning and assessment to develop a systematic sequence of learning.
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