Learning Continuum of Literacy

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This element involves students understanding how visual information contributes to the meanings created in learning area texts.

Students interpret still and moving images, graphs, tables, maps and other graphic representations, and understand and evaluate how images and language work together in distinctive ways in different curriculum areas to present ideas and information in the texts they compose and comprehend. In developing and acting with literacy, students:

  • understand how visual elements create meaning.

Level 1e

Typically by the end of Foundation Year, students:

Understand how visual elements create meaning

recognise the different meanings of words and images in imaginative and informative texts

Level 2

Typically by the end of Year 2, students:

Understand how visual elements create meaning

describe how images add to, contradict or multiply the meanings of words in a text, and compare images with the accompanying print text