Language is central to all learning and implicit in all curriculum. Language development is achieved by learning a language, learning through language and learning about language.
It is learned through a range of meaningful purposes and contexts, and it involves the integration of critical and creative thinking, listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting. English will be taught both explicitly as well as through an integrated approach.
Students will be working in mixed ability groups whilst receiving differentiated instruction.
At Saltwater P-9 College, students and teachers will access the Victorian Curriculum through the use of Continua, identifying the progression of skill development in Literacy in the following areas:
Reading & Viewing – Reading Strategies, Comprehension Strategies, and Genre.
Writing – Writing Process, Comprehension Strategies, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.
Speaking and Listening – Listening and Speaking, Presenting.