Learning Continuum of Literacy

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This element involves students understanding the increasingly specialised vocabulary and spelling needed to compose and comprehend learning area texts.

Students develop strategies and skills for acquiring a wide topic vocabulary in the learning areas and the capacity to spell the relevant words accurately. In developing and acting with literacy, students:

  • understand learning area vocabulary
  • use spelling knowledge.

Level 1e

Typically by the end of Foundation Year, students:

Use spelling knowledge

spell words using growing sound and letter knowledge and spell words with regular letter patterns

Understand learning area vocabulary

use familiar vocabulary contexts related to everyday experiences, personal interests and topics taught at school and used in other contexts

Level 2

Typically by the end of Year 2, students:

Use spelling knowledge

spell topic words, new words with regular letter patterns and some common irregular words, and recognise meaning relationships between words such as ‘’play’, ‘playing’, ‘playground’

Understand learning area vocabulary

use mostly familiar vocabulary, with a steady introduction of new vocabulary in learning area contexts