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 the teaching of writing, with a close study of text types and grammar. Throughout the unit there is 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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Dr Damon Thomas
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,108.00||070101|
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On-Campus students: 1 hr Lecture, 2 hrs tutorial x 13 weeks.Online students: Lectures, weekly activities and discussions.
AT1: Reading Quiz (10%); AT2: Reading Portfolio (40%);
AT3: Writing Quiz (10%); AT4: Writing Portfolio (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Derewianka, B., & Jones, P. (2016). Teaching language in context (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press.
Fellowes, J., & Oakley, G. (2014). Language, literacy and early childhood education (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press.
Booktopia textbook links
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