LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND LITERACY: BEGINNING SPEAKING AND WRITING

EDU1LLL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is a core subject in which students develop a firm grounding in language learning, children's literature and literacy. Students have the opportunity to develop foundational understandings of the theories, strategies and practices associated with learning and teaching English in a primary school setting. The subject is structured around the connections between oral language and beginning reading and writing with links to children's literature, ITC skills and the use of ongoing authentic assessment practices to inform teaching. Communicating in a blended learning environment utilising ICT skills are embedded within the subject and utilised in assessment tasks.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoan Stewart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in course EBTP Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) or EBES Bachelor of Educational Studies

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLiteracy, Helping Students Construct MeaningPrescribedCooper, J.D,BELMONT USA, CENGAGE LEARNING. ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E BOOK
ReadingsA grammar companion for primary teachers.RecommendedDerewianka, B.NEWTON, NSW, PRIMARY ENGLISH TEACHING ASSOCIATION (PETA)(2004)
ReadingsDeveloping early literacy: assessment and teaching.RecommendedHill, S.ELEANOR CURTAIN PUBLISHING (2006)
ReadingsSupporting struggling readers and writers:strategies for classroom intervention 3-6.RecommendedStrickland, D., Ganske, K & Monroe, JNEWARK, DE: INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION (2002)
ReadingsTalking classroom:shaping children's learning through oral language instruction.RecommendedSmith, P (Ed)NEWARK, USA, INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION (2001)
ReadingsTeaching synthetic phonicsRecommendedJohnson, R. & Watson, J.EAST EXETER, LEARNING MATTER (2007)
ReadingsTell me: children, reading & talk with the reading environmentRecommendedChambers, A. (2011)THE THIMBLE PRESS, STROUD, UK
ReadingsThe reading workshop; creating space for readersRecommendedSerafini, F.(2001)PORTSMOUTH, USA, HEINEMANN
ReadingsWrite ways: modelling writing formsRecommendedWing Jan, L.MELBOURNE,OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS (2006)
ReadingsWriting links: handwriting for Victoria.RecommendedEvely, Murray and ChristinePORT MELBOURNE: RIGBY HEINEMANN(1997)(YEARS 1 & 3)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate and examine children's literature and the way it can be used to promote literacy and language learning in the primary classroom.

Activities:
One 1500-word blog on children's literature

02. Collaborate as part of a team, to present the group's research findings.

Activities:
One 15-minute group presentation

03. Produce individual written reports reflecting on the learning process.

Activities:
One 15-minute group presentation

04. Critically examine the relationship between oral language and early writing.

Activities:
One 1500 word essay AND One 500-word analysis of two pieces of student writing and teaching plan to improve students' writing skills

05. Develop a research-based essay that examines the theory around oral language and beginning reading and includes practical applications of this learning.

Activities:
One 1500 word essay AND One 500-word analysis of two pieces of student writing and teaching plan to improve students' writing skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

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.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical analysis of and report on Student Writing Samples (1700 words)50 04, 05
Individual reflective essay (1500 words) plus Team presentation.Topic: Understanding Quality Children's Literature50 04, 05