Details for Years K-2 Reading and Writing

This subject continues the progression of learning related to reading and the landscape of writing. The subject focuses on current pedagogies developed through the process of research and evidence-based outcomes which support classroom readiness of TES. The program continues to engage TES in multimodal texts and a variety of frameworks to support and recognise the importance of developing and implementing teaching programs for a diverse range of students. Through responding and composing TES will engage with and explore texts that continue to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU404
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Cassandra Pendlebury


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Years K-2 Reading and Writing

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

Unit Content


  1. Critically analyse effective English and literacy pedagogies proven to have efficacy in progressing student learning.
  2. Generate knowledge and understandings of effective English and literacy pedagogies by maintaining a journal.
  3. Explain understandings of recent theories and practices related to the evidence-based importance of Years K-2 learning to read and write.
  4. Construct reading and writing learning experiences, guided by the ACARA English curriculum or the NESA English K-10 syllabus, that demonstrates insight into the theory and practices of teaching reading and writing.
  5. Critically examine the history of the teaching of reading and how written language works and children learn to be literate.
  6. Evaluate the knowledge and skills in the NESA English syllabus for the acquisition of reading and writing ability.
  7. Consider the means for ongoing teacher professional learning to improve practice in the teaching of reading and writing.

Subject Content

  • NESA English Syllabus K-2
  • Values Education
  • Teaching Stage ES 1 and 1 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)
  • Intensive

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

Assessment Methods

  • Reflective Journal (20%)
  • Individual Presentation (40%)
  • Major Essay (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided.
  • References will also include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.