Exploring Language and Literacy

Module summary

Module code: ACAD1405
Level: 5
Credits: 15
School: Education, Health and Human Sci
Department: Education
Module Coordinator(s): Katharine Vallely

Specification

Aims

• Further develop students’ understanding of the development and progression in children’s language and literacy.
• Deepen the students’ understanding of the relationships between reading, writing, speaking and listening; the significant factors in these processes and how to use effective subject specific pedagogy in their teaching.
• To develop students’ understanding of the effective use of texts in planning and teaching English.
• Further develop students’ knowledge and understanding of how to teach and assess systematic synthetic phonics.
• Support students’ knowledge of the relevant statutory and non-statutory curricula, frameworks and guidelines and other relevant initiatives in English.
• To further develop students ability to monitor and develop their own subject knowledge and address any misconceptions and gaps in subject knowledge.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

1 Understand the development and progression in children’s language and literacy.
(TS 3 and 5)
2 Understand the relationships between reading, writing, speaking and listening, the significant processes in the pedagogy and how to use this knowledge in their teaching.
(TS 1,2,3, 4)
3 To be able to create a medium term plan for writing, based on a text that will motivate and engage learners. (TS 2, 3 ,4)

4 Feel confident in their subject knowledge of how to plan, teach and assess Systematic, Synthetic, and Phonics. (TS 3,5,6)

5 Be aware of the relevant statutory and non-statutory curricula, frameworks and guidelines and other relevant initiatives in English. (TS3, 8)

6 Reflect upon their own subject knowledge and set appropriate and relevant targets for their further development. (TS8,PT2)

Indicative content

• The writing process- purpose, context and audience
• Creating effective reading environment
• Systematic, Synthetic phonics
• Using and planning with texts in the Primary Classroom
• Poetry
• The assessment of reading, writing, speaking and listening
• Differentiation including personalised learning