Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. develop a knowledge base of the literacy practices, programs and approaches for teaching English to children in junior primary
  2. critique and contest current theories and issues in teaching English to a linguistically diverse group of children in junior primary
  3. analyse effective teaching of language, literature and literacies curriculum for a diverse group of junior primary children
  4. 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
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Chat Rooms
      • Online assignment submission
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • FAQs
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-EDS101-Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum , or CUR-EDC131-Language and Literacy for Teachers , or CUR-EDC121-Introducing Language, Literacy and Literature for Educators , or CUR-EDS107-Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

Special requirements

No special 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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  • Report (30%)
  • Exercise (50%)
  • eTest (20%)

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Textbook information is pending.

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