In this second English unit, you will further the work commenced in ESH110/EPR110 in language, closely integrating this with the Literacy Strand of the Australian Curriculum: English. The unit has a particular focus on contemporary approaches to the teaching of reading, including close attention to the teaching of phonemic awareness, phonics, word knowledge, and comprehension of a wide range of texts. An emphasis of study will also be on teaching children writing, with a close study of text types and grammar. Throughout the unit there is also a strong focus on the pedagogical imperatives underpinning the English curriculum including explicit teaching, assessing student work and catering for diverse learners. You will learn to apply this knowledge by developing a portfolio of lesson plans in reading and writing across both of the assessment pieces in this unit.
|Unit name||Developing Understandings of English|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Belinda Hopwood|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- apply theoretical knowledge about the English discipline
- analyse and describe written texts
- design a portfolio of lessons / experiences for the teaching of: (a) reading; and (b) writing, in response to specific outcomes and diverse student needs
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PrerequisitesEPR110 Foundations of English OR ESH110 Foundations of English OR EES160 Foundations of Literacy Support
|Assessment||Test (10%)|Test (10%)|Portfolio (40%)|Portfolio (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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