English in the Primary Years: Working with Literature
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- 26 Jun 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- analyse texts for the language and multimodal resources that can be used in modelling and explicit teaching (GTSD 2.1.1);
- demonstrate knowledge of strategies for working with age-appropriate literature to build skills in reading comprehension and fluency, and responding to texts through speaking, writing and creating (GTSD 1.3.1. 2.3.1, 2.5.1);
- demonstrate knowledge of strategies for building knowledge about language at word, grammar and text levels (GTSD 1.3.1, 2.3.1, 2.5.1);
- demonstrate understanding of assessment strategies, including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches, as they can be applied to the study of literature through speaking/listening, reading/viewing, and writing (GTSD 1.3.1, 5.1.1);
- demonstrate knowledge of the principles of a scaffolded, inclusive pedagogy, and the interrelationship of the language modes, in the context of the English learning area (GTSD 1.2.1, 1.3.1); and
- design a teaching-learning sequence for working with literature, demonstrating understanding of strategies for building spoken language, and reading and writing skills, addressing the needs of diverse students (GTSD 1.3.1, 2.3.1, 3.2.1, 3.6.1).
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in the Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education Primary. To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject focuses on working with literature in the middle and upper primary years. You will examine the classroom use of literature in print, multimodal and digital forms, and analyse mentor texts for their language and visual resources. Working with a range of literature, you’ll explore strategies for teaching reading comprehension and fluency, and ways of responding to texts. Other elements of the language and literacy program, such as spelling and vocabulary development, the building of grammar and text knowledge, and writing skills are also explored, and issues in assessment are considered. You will also plan a literature-focused program to scaffold speaking, reading and writing skills in a systematic way, with particular attention to working inclusively with diverse students, and considering appropriate strategies for assessment and evaluation.
Assessment 1 Assignment: 1200 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 5; Assessment 2 Portfolio: 2400 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6; Assessment 3 Online Quiz: 400 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1.
- Assignment 1 - Essay (30%)
- Assignment 2 - Portfolio (60%)
- Assignment 3 - Online Quiz (10%)
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