Teaching Language, Literacy and Literature in Junior Primary
Learn the skills, conventions and processes for teaching English to children. You’ll explore current theories in English teaching, learn the key elements for early reading and writing, and see the importance of Children’s Literature.
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- 28 Aug 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- develop a knowledge base of the literacy practices, programs and approaches for teaching English to children in junior primary
- critique and contest current theories and issues in teaching English to a linguistically diverse group of children in junior primary
- analyse effective teaching of language, literature and literacies curriculum for a diverse group of junior primary children
- design and create learning experiences which link theory and practice for effective teaching of language, literature and literacies for junior primary children.
- Principles of the effective literacy teacher
- Talking to learn
- The sounds of language
- Culturally relevant practices for reading and writing – knowing students
- Theories of literacy development
- Literacy pedagogy
- Emergent readers and writers
- Beginning readers and writers. The ECE classroom.
- Older children and effective assessment
- Children’s Literature
- Technology and reading to learn
- Working with children who may find learning literacy difficult
- Your identity as a teacher of literacy
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- CUR-EDC231-Teaching Language and Literacy in Junior Primary (No longer available)
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
- CUR-EDC121-Introducing Language, Literacy and Literature for Educators
- CUR-EDS107-Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum
- CUR-EDS101-Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum (No longer available)
- CUR-EDC131-Language and Literacy for Teachers (No longer available)
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
No additional requirements
This subject was previously known as EDC231 Teaching Language and Literacy in Junior Primary.
This subject engages students by developing their knowledge base of language, literacy and literature in the Junior Primary phase of schooling. It expands on this knowledge by encouraging critical analysis of key theories and practices in the teaching of English to diverse groups, culminating in the ability to design purposeful learning opportunities.
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