Details for Years 3-6 Reading and Writing

The aim of this subject is to effectively prepare Tertiary Education Students (TES) to teach reading and writing in Years 3-6. This subject builds on CRS206 Years K-2 Reading and Writing.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS207
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Brinton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Years 3-6 Reading and Writing

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

The aim of this subject is to effectively prepare Tertiary Education Students (TES) to teach reading and writing in Years 3-6. This subject builds on CRS206 Years K-2 Reading and Writing. Texts serve different purposes for a range of audiences and are structured according to that purpose. Language forms and features also support the meaning conveyed to an audience. ACARA reflects the learning progressions from Year 3-6 based on purposeful sequencing of learning expectations. TES will engage in activities to deepen and develop their understanding of the knowledge of teaching reading and writing and their reflexive abilities to analyse and transform this teaching to enhance learning.

Outcomes

  1. Analyse the merits of two approaches for supporting the improving of reading and writing for diverse learners in Years 3-6 and a full range of abilities;
  2. Discuss the outcomes of the ACARA Curriculum and NESA K-10 English Syllabus and the legislative requirements to meet the specific learning needs of diverse students across a range of abilities;
  3. Evaluate chosen texts relevant for teaching effective reading and writing to students in Years 3-6;
  4. Critically review the role of research-based evidence related to theories for improvement in reading and writing;
  5. Identify a range of teaching strategies and their application in teaching writing in their chosen content areas; addressing relevant syllabus outcomes and assessment;
  6. Identify, plan and assess authentic and engaging lesson sequences for a range of abilities that are responsive to the learning needs and strengths of all students, including those from diverse linguistic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Subject Content

  • NESA English Syllabus 3-6
  • Values Education
  • Teaching Stages 2-3 English Content and Skills
  • Teaching for Diverse Settings
  • Critical Personal Reflection

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Critical Reflection Paper (30%)
  • Annotated Teaching Resource (30%)
  • Lesson Plan Sequence (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references