Learning Continuum of Literacy

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This element involves students understanding how the spoken, written, visual and multimodal texts they compose and comprehend are structured to meet the range of purposes needed in the learning areas.

Students understand the different types of text structures that are used within learning areas to present information, explain processes and relationships, argue and support points of view and investigate issues. They develop understanding of how whole texts are made cohesive through various grammatical features that link and strengthen the text’s internal structure. In developing and acting with literacy, students:

  • use knowledge of text structures
  • use knowledge of text cohesion.

Level 1e

Typically by the end of Foundation Year, students:

Use knowledge of text cohesion

use beginning knowledge of how language is used to comprehend and compose written texts with support

Use knowledge of text structures

use knowledge of some basic differences between imaginative and informative texts to select and use texts and compose simple learning area texts with teacher support

Level 2

Typically by the end of Year 2, students:

Use knowledge of text cohesion

use knowledge of how texts are made cohesive through word repetitions and associations, synonyms and antonyms to comprehend and compose texts

Use knowledge of text structures

use knowledge of the structure and features of learning area texts to comprehend and compose a growing range of texts with some teacher support