edu2srw supporting reading and writing




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are provided with a firm grounding in the theory and practical knowledge required for teaching English language, literature and literacy. The focus is on student skill development in the key areas of teaching reading and writing in a differentiated classroom, with particular emphasis on literacy teaching and learning in a range of modes and for a range of audiences. The subject is structured around the key elements of teaching reading and writing to beginning learners and to older students who may be experiencing difficulties in literacy, to enable teachers to make links between theoretical contexts and practical applications. A key element will be the development of the skills necessary to identify and develop appropriate and inclusive reading and writing strategies for all students. ICT skills associated with accessing, processing and communicating in a blended learning environment are embedded within the course and utilised in assessment tasks.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoan Stewart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU1CAD


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCommunicating in the health sciences 2nd Ed.PrescribedHiggs, J., Ajjawi, R., McAllister, L., Trede F. and Lotus, S.(2008)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, SOUTH MELBOURNE, VICTORIA
ReadingsPlease refer to Learning Management System (LMS) site or Section 5.2 of the Subject Learning GuideRecommendedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop an awareness of the language and literacy demands of a variety of text types (genres), in both fiction and non-fiction from discipline areas.


02. Compare and contrast the use of strategies and the value of quality children's literature and non-fiction texts with differentiated student groups for your planning and teaching.


03. Analyse a range of strategies to support and plan lessons to determine how to best adapt them to improve the literacy learning of a range of diverse learners in our classrooms.


04. Analyse and critique theories of teaching reading and writing across genres, and assessment and teaching strategies. This will enable them to be used to enhance the literacy development of a range of learners in the various curriculum areas.


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoan Stewart

Class requirements

One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
2000-word report demonstrating understanding theory, with links to assessment & learning strategies.5003, 04
2000-word research project based on genre study and quality children's literature.5001, 02