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EPL746 - Primary Literacy

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1

EFTSL value:


Unit chair:K Hutchison
Campus contact:

K Hutchison (B), M Wells (X)


Must be enrolled in course E760.

Incompatible with:

EEL745, ECL400, ECL500

Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


•    Stages and dimensions of reading and writing development
•    Word identification strategies and cueing systems
•    Development of grammar, punctuation and text types in students’ writing
•    Development of spelling and handwriting skills
•    Development of comprehension and critical reading skills
•    Assessment of literacy development
•    Planning lessons based on modelled, shared and guided literacy teaching approaches
•    Researching and building on the diverse types of knowledge about literacy that students bring to school from their homes and communities
•    Victorian and other relevant national and international curriculum frameworks


Profile 50% - Evidence-based assessment profile of a student's reading and writing ability, together with linked learning goals (2500 words)


Planning and teaching 50% - plans for a sequence of reading and writing sessions, together with reflection on short video excerpts of practice teaching of some sessions (2500 words).

Prescribed texts

Hill, S 2006, Developing early literacy: assessment and teaching, Eleanor Curtin, Prahran, Vic.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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