028252 English Education 36cp; 1hpw (lecture), 1.5hpw (tutorial/workshop)
Requisite(s): (028250 English Education 1 OR 012208 English Education 1) AND (028251 English Education 2 OR 012209 English Education 2) AND (72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10350 Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10349 Bachelor of Education (Primary) Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10209 Bachelor of Arts Educational Studies OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09082 Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (Honours))
This subject, the final of the foundation subjects for teaching English in primary classrooms, expands ideas that have been introduced in English 1 and English 2. The expanded practices look particularly at English language learners, the types of texts used in classrooms and how to organise a literacy-rich classroom.
English language learners – those who are learning English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D, formerly ESL) – have specific linguistic and cultural needs. The subject will look at strategies and policies that support all students in a multilingual/multicultural classroom setting. This includes being familiar with the ESL Scales (NSW DET) and EAL/D Resource (ACARA) as well as programs designed to support English learning in the primary school.
The focus on texts will consider multimodal texts, the features of picture books, video, online reading sources and spoken texts that teachers draw upon for curriculum content. The subject will consider how to support students to access such texts and the opportunities these texts provide for building knowledge of language and content.
As the final subject before students complete their degree, this subject will consider models and strategies for creating a workable literacy classroom.
Spring session, City campus
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