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EDCU13019 English - Teaching Reading
English - Teaching Reading
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General Information


English - Teaching Reading builds on students' foundation understandings related to sociocultural theories of literacy to develop knowledge and understanding of skills, strategies and pedagogical approaches that are effective for the teaching of reading in both early years contexts and the middle and upper primary school. An initial focus on “learning to read” incorporates tools and techniques for assessing learners’ current knowledge of the reading process to determine a focus for instruction. Students build understanding of a balanced approach to teaching reading based on the roles of an effective reader and plan for the use of the key teaching strategies of shared, modelled, and guided reading to teach skills within meaningful contexts. They apply this knowledge to evaluation of texts suitable for teaching reading and comprehension strategies across the primary years including a focus on building learners’ capacity for metacognition and strategic approaches to comprehending a range of print-based, multimodal and digital texts to use “reading to learn”.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback


The assessment tasks mimicked real-world situations that teachers face in teaching reading,


Retain the assessment tasks.

Feedback from Student feedback.


Further scaffolding of assessment tasks.


Provide further scaffolding mechanisms on Moodle.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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