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Launceston, Cradle Coast


In this second English unit, you will further the work commenced in ESH110 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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Developing Understandings of English
Unit code EPR210
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply theoretical knowledge about the English discipline.
  2. Analyse and describe written texts.
  3. Design a portfolio of lessons / experiences for the teaching of: (a) reading; and (b) writing, in response to specific outcomes and diverse student needs.




ESH110 or EPR110



Task 1: Phonics Quiz (10%)

Task 2: Grammar Quiz (10%)

Task 3: Reading Portfolio, 1600 words (40%)

Task 4: Writing Portfolio, 1600 words (40%)

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