Describe the process of English language development and explain contemporary theories/models of literacy development as they apply to the primary school context

Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements

 

Please see 4 attachments:
1. A1 – assessment details and rubric
2. Expository essay explanation
3. Further instructions – please read this. Theories to be discussed : BOTTOM-UP THEORY AND THE SKILLS MODEL, TOP_DOWN THEORY AND THE WHOLE LANGUAGE MODEL, and CRITICAL THEORY AND THE FOUR RESOURCES MODEL.
4. Reference List from my readings (please see when researching)

Week 1

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA]. (2014). Australian Curriculum: English. Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/english/content-structure.

Week 2

Anstey, M., & Bull, G. (2010). Helping teachers to explore multimodal texts. Curriculum Leadership Journal, 8(16). Retrieved from http://www.curriculum.edu.au/leader/helping_teachers_to_explore_multimodal_texts,31522.html?issueID=12141

Healy, A. (2008). Multiliteracies and diversity in education: New pedagogies for expanding landscapes. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press.

Ludwig, C. (2003). Making sense of literacy. Newsletter of the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association, February 2003. Retrieved from http://www.alea.edu.au/documents/item/53

McLachlan, C., Nicholson, T., Fielding-Barnsley, R., Mercer, L., & Ohi, S. (2014). Literacy in early childhood and primary education: Issues, challenges, solutions. Port Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press.

Yelland, N., Lee, L., O’Rourke, M., & Harrison, C. (2008). Rethinking learning in early childhood education. Berkshire, UK: Open University Press.

Week 4

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA]. (2014). Australian Curriculum: English. Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/english/content-structure.

Harvey, S., & Goudvis, A. (2007). Strategies that work: Teaching comprehension for understanding and engagement (2nd ed.). Portland: Stenhouse.

Tompkins, G. (2010). Literacy for the 21st century: A balanced approach (5th ed). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Wray, D., & Medwell, J. (2008). Primary English: Extending knowledge in practice. Exeter, UK: Learning Matters.