Learning - Literacy

Students become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society. Literacy involves students listening to, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating oral, print, visual and digital texts, and using and modifying language for different purposes in a range of contexts.

The Australian Curriculum: English aims to ensure that students:

  • learn to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose
  • appreciate, enjoy and use the English language in all its variations and develop a sense of its richness and power to evoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, facilitate interaction with others, entertain, persuade and argue
  • understand how Standard Australian English works in its spoken and written forms and in combination with non-linguistic forms of communication to create meaning
  • develop interest and skills in inquiring into the aesthetic aspects of texts, and develop an informed appreciation of literature.

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 E.A..L.D. at Unley Primary School

Unley Primary School benefits from a rich variety of cultural backgrounds which makes our school an interesting and exciting place to work. EALD stands for - English as an additional language or dialect program. 

Many of our children can speak an additional language/s and/or have parents/guardians who identify with another culture. 

Our team has extensive experience in teaching literacy and we work with children from Reception to Year 7 who require extra literacy support.