Foundations of Primary English
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- 24 Feb 2020
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Apply theoretical knowledge of the English discipline to teaching and assessment
- Analyse a range of texts for their pedagogical purposes
- Reflect on and create learning experiences for teaching reading
- Demonstrate academic and information literacy skills through the use of scholarly literature, APA referencing, punctuation, spelling and grammar
- Literacy development
- Oral language
- Teaching reading: Strategies and approaches
- Teaching writing: Strategies and approaches
- Resource sharing and collaboration
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
Foundations of Primary English is designed to provoke your curiosity about how language works, ignite your passion for English, and introduce you to the discipline of English as it is articulated in the three strands of the Australian Curriculum English: Language, Literacy, and Literature. This subject explores the ways in which children learn to speak, read, write and communicate in a range of contexts. It has a particular focus on contemporary approaches to the teaching of reading, including close attention to the teaching of phonemic awareness, phonics, word knowledge, and comprehension of a wide range of texts. You will be involved in analysing children’s language use (oral language, reading fluency, writing), and in using specific outcomes from the curriculum to plan explicit teaching experiences for language and literacy learning.
- Analysis of children's language (50%)
- Reading portfolio (50%)
Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education, 3rd ed.
Janet Fellowes and Grace Oakley