Language, Literacy and Communications in Early Childhood
Unpack Australian English curriculum documents and read up on effective literacy teaching strategies. Track reading and writing development patterns. Step into the world of children’s literature and explore its usefulness as a learning tool.
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- 29 Nov 2021
- 28 Nov 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of the English curriculum and principles associated with effective teaching in the early years
- interpret and apply theory of children’s literacy development
- select appropriate content, assessment items, teaching strategies and resources in relation to the Australian Curriculum (or local curriculum documents)
- plan, structure and sequence English learning programs.
- Introduction to teaching literacy - theories, oral language and community
- The literacy program - processes and approaches
- Children's literature - multimodal texts, using all modes for learning
- Scaffolding literacy development
- Reading Development
- Teaching Reading - phonics
- Reading - Comprehension
- Writing Development
- Writing - teaching text and language features
- Diversity and teaching English language learners
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Other requirements -
Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, Access to video creation and editing software
This subject will enable pre-service teachers to recognise and translate theory of children’s literacy development. The subject will prepare pre-service teachers to plan, assess and deliver English learning programs for children aged five to eight. A main focus will be on knowledge of curriculum documents and English content areas of language, literacy and literature.
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- Essay (40%)
- Exercises (60%)
Current study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
Developing Early Literacy: Assessment and Teaching
Next study term: 27 Nov 22 to 26 Feb 23
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