TEAC 3015 Language and Literacy in Years 3-6
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102650
Coordinator Lynde Tan Opens in new window
Description The subject extends understandings of English content based on the strands of language, literature and literacy and the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum: English K-10 with a focus on years 3-6. Students will draw on contemporary theories of literacy learning and teaching, and will examine a repertoire of teaching and assessment strategies for deconstructing and constructing a range of texts in classrooms. By investigating a range of written and multimodal genres, their textual structures and grammar, students will develop their meta-semiotic awareness. This awareness is crucial when they plan to teach primary school students literacy skills related to various learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. In this subject, students' technological, pedagogical and content knowledge is progressively enhanced to prepare them to teach innovatively with digital media with simultaneous infusion of emergent language and literacy practices.
Discipline Teacher Education: Primary
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Pre-requisite(s) TEAC 3016 Language and Literacy in the Early Years or TEAC 1020 Language and Literacy 1
Students must be enrolled in the 1876 Bachelor of Education (Primary) or 1717 Bachelor of Education (Primary) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
1. Analyse formal and informal literacy events to identify how they promote children’s literacies in the digital age.
2. Examine strategies for teaching language and literacy skills to students based on the Australian Curriculum: English and NSW English K-10 syllabus.
3. Evaluate assessment tasks and their accompanying marking criteria for monitoring students’ progress in meeting language and literacy learning outcomes.
4. Distinguish the purpose, structure and grammar of informative, persuasive and imaginative texts.
5. Plan lesson sequences that use resources, including ICT, to support diverse learners (including EAL/D, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students) in responding critically to multimodal texts and composing digital texts.
1. Children’s literacies in the digital age.
2. Content and accompanying strategies for teaching language and literacy skills based on the Australian Curriculum: English and NSW English K-10 syllabus.
3. Assessment of language and literacy skills: principles, practices and strategies.
4. The purpose, structure and grammar of informative, persuasive and imaginative texts.
5. The language of meaning-making resources in various learning areas of the Australian Curriculum and NSW syllabuses.
6. Planning to teach multimodal literacies and authoring with a unit of work.
7. Digital media for language and literacy learning and teaching.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Annotated Bibliography||500 words in total||20||N||Individual|
|Critical Review||1000 words||40||N||Individual|
|Professional Task||1000 words||40||N||Individual|
- Tan, L. & K, Zammit (Eds.) (2018). Teaching Writing and Representing in the Primary School Years Melbourne, Australia: Pearson Education.
Subject Contact Lynde Tan Opens in new window