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Pipelining from 2010- for continuing students only.
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Cloud (online)|
|Cohort rule:||(For students enrolled in courses E356, E365 and E356P only)|
|Unit chair:||M Wells|
ECJ411, ECL200, ECL210, ELE452
This unit focuses on teaching the early years of literacy (P-3).
This unit includes: planning and teaching literacy sessions and routines within the structure recommended by local educational systems; understanding assessment strategies appropriate to early years literacy and using information derived from assessment as a basis for planning responsive teaching; the early development of language and literacy across different cultural groups and the implications of this development for home school transition; focussing on information and communication technologies as forms of literacy; identification of enjoyable and motivating resources for the teaching of early years literacy, including picture story books, trade books, and popular culture, oral and visual texts; helping learners to take a critical approach to the ideological nature of text production and consumption; and professional preparation for teaching early years literacy.
This unit is assessed by six portfolio tasks submitted online:
Task One - Small group reading observation 20% Students observe and record a teacher in a primary school teaching a reading session with a small group of students in Years 1, 2 or 3.
Task Two - Writing assessment 15% Students assess a text written by an early years student.
Task Three - Writing plan 15% Students prepare a plan for a short writing mini lesson.
Task Four - Phonemic and phonological awareness 15% This task is based on the audio recording of a child taking a reading assessment. Students write a report for the classroom teacher about the child's abilities in phonemic and phonological awareness and give an example of a teaching activity appropriate for the child's needs and level of development.
Task Five - Running record 15% Students take and score a running record of the child’s reading based on a child’s reading.
Task Six - Response to a picture story book 20% Students choose a quality children’s picture storybook or digital text, suitable for children at level 2 and design a learning centre to be used as a follow up to a shared reading of this book or resource.
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