English: Becoming Literate (EDUP3006)


In this unit students will continue to reflect on their theoretical knowledge of the principles of English teaching. They will critique key readings to challenge, make links to their own practices and to question past and current practice. Students will examine literacy assessment tools, identify the literacy demands of factual and multimodal texts and plan lessons to encourage pupil engagement through explicit teaching in stages two and three. As a result of working in this unit, students should be prepared to justify their own approach to teaching English and literacy across the curriculum areas in the primary classroom.

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


1x 2000wd analysis of child's writing sample (50%) and 1x 2000wd multimodal artefact collection and lesson sequence (50%)

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Unit of study rules


114 credit points including EDUP3001 and EDUP3002 and EDUP3003 and EDUP3008

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