English 2 K-6 (EDMT6531)


In this unit of study students will focus on the use of literary and multimedia texts, including picture books and novels for developing critical literacies in children working at Stage three in primary school. Students will develop learning experiences that encourage students to read for enjoyment at the same time as developing their abilities to negotiate and discuss meanings (both verbal and visual) in a range of texts. The importance of making connections between current syllabus demands and the texts and learners found in classrooms today will be emphasised. It is expected that students will continue to expand their theoretical knowledge of principles of English teaching as well as develop explicit knowledge of metalanguage to inform their understandings of text construction. Strategies for teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing , the use of ICT and digital texts, as well as assessment will also be components of this unit.

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1x1-hr lecture/wk for 4 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 10 wks


assignment 1 presentation and 500wd reflection (30%) ; assignment 2 3000wd (60%) and quiz (10%)

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Unit of study rules


48 credit points including EDMT5502 and EDMT5681

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