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Conversations about Factual Texts - EDMT6007

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.

Classes
1x2-hr seminar/wk for 6 wks

Assessment
500wd lesson plan (25%) and 1500wd lesson sequence (75%)

Pre-requisites

48 Credit points including EDMT5502

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Kathy Rushton
HECS Band: 1
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