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”.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the 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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Practical Assessment||50%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30.19% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) focus areas of:
1.2 Understand how students learn
1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.2 Content selection and organisation
2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies
2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.1 Establish challenging learning goals
3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.4 Select and use resources
3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
5.1 Assess student learning
5.4 Interpret student data
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
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|2 - Presentation||•||•||•|
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|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•|
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