Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students explore current approaches and strategies for teaching literacy not only through 'subject English' but across the curriculum. Students are required to read a wide variety of literature to extend the experience of the literature shared in class. The essential role of assessment as a way of informing literacy teaching is explored. This subject is a prerequisite for EDU4PLN Literacy and Numeracy. In the two subjects the major issues involved in English literacy at the primary level are addressed.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoan Stewart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLiteracy,PrescribedCooper, D. (2012),CENGAGE
ReadingsA closer look at guided reading,RecommendedHornsby, D. (2000),ELEANOR CURTAIN PUBLISHING
ReadingsA new grammar companion for teachers,RecommendedDerewianka, B.A. (2011)PRIMARY ENGLISH TEACHING ASSOCIATION
ReadingsDeveloping early literacy: assessment and teaching,RecommendedHill, S. (2012),2ND EDN, ELEANOR CURTAIN PUBLISHING
ReadingsWrite ways: modelling writing forms,RecommendedWing Jan, L. (2009)3RD EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsWriting links: handwriting for Victoria(Books for Years 1 & 3.)RecommendedEvely, M. & Evely, C. (1997)RIGBY HEINEMANN

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoan Stewart

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
English Competency TestTo pass this subject, students are required to achieve a minimum of 80% or equivalent on this test. One additional opportunity for non-satisfactory result.0
Literature unit (equivalent to 2500 words)Literature assignment based on a specific picture story or chapter book. Develop a unit of work based on a literacy block time frame.60
one 1500-word Analysis of Student Writing assignmentAnalysis of Student Writing Samples based upon developmental stages of learning,40