TEAC 7164 Literacy Connections 2: Communicating, Reading and Writing

Credit Points 10

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Description This subject is designed to extend students’ understanding of teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening in the upper primary years of school. Students will apply their knowledge of the relevant curriculum documents to assess and plan for children in Stages 2 and 3. Students will explore how a range of texts are applied to teach reading comprehension at the literal, inferential and evaluative levels and provide a context for children’s writing for a range of purposes. Opportunities to integrate literacy across the curriculum, drawing on multimodal approaches will be explored. A critical understanding of a range of pedagogical and assessment practices will inform teaching and learning for children with diverse languages, cultures and abilities. Students will apply this knowledge to develop and evaluate literacy lessons.

School Education

Discipline Teacher Education: Primary

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) TEAC 7071

Equivalent Subjects TEAC 7090

Restrictions

Must be enrolled in 1783 Master of Teaching (Birth-5 years/Birth-12 years) 

Learning Outcomes

1. Distinguish the purpose, structure and use of visuals and language devices in a range of texts.  

2. Evaluate pedagogical teaching practices and strategies for teaching reading comprehension, writing, speaking and listening, including differentiation strategies.  

3. Apply responsive teaching practices to teach English to diverse learners including, learners who speak English as an Additional Language, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and children with disabilities or special educational needs. 

4. Identify a range of assessment tools and their purposes. 

5. Analyse students’ assessment data using relevant curriculum documents.  

6. Integrate literacy learning and teaching across the curriculum drawing on multimodal approaches. 

7. Use student assessment data, relevant curriculum documents and English specific content knowledge to plan lessons that extend comprehension and writing and use effective pedagogical practices. 

Subject Content

• Australian Curriculum: English and NSW English K-10 Syllabus aims, outcomes and content  

• Analysing texts for purpose, structure, use of visuals and language devices used. 

• Responsive teaching practices that enhance learning of English to diverse learners including, learners who speak English as an Additional Language, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and children with disabilities or special educational needs. 

• Teaching writing for a range of purposes and audiences 

• Teaching comprehension at the literal, inferential and evaluative levels 

• Formative and summative assessment tools and practices  

• Analysing assessment data including work samples  

• Planning lessons based on student assessment data, relevant curriculum documents, English specific content knowledge and using effective pedagogical practices. 

• Integration of literacy across the curriculum by drawing on multimodal approaches to literacy.

Assessment

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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Participation 6 responses 10 N Individual
Portfolio 1,500 words 40 N Individual
Professional Task 1,500 words and 5 minute video presentation 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Bankstown City

On-site

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Spring (2024)

Bankstown City

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