In this unit of study we will discuss the social construction of literacy, with a focus on teaching grammar in the context of factual texts in the primary school and in the middle years. The focus is using factual texts as the context in which grammar is taught to support meaning. Knowledge about grammar is only useful if students use it to read and write, and recognize how authors, including themselves, can use language to make meaning. Therefore in each session a variety of factual texts will be used as will some practical strategies for developing knowledge about grammar and language. There will also be opportunities to analyse and discuss texts and to experience strategies which can be used in the classroom to develop both reading and writing in the subject area.
1x2-hr seminar/wk for 6 wks
500wd lesson plan (25%) and 1500wd lesson sequence (75%)
48 Credit points including EDMT5502