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Unit Overview


In this unit, pre-service teachers will build on knowledge and understandings gained in Teaching English in the Early Years of Schooling. They will focus on teaching and assessing speaking and listening, reading, writing, creating and viewing in the middle and upper primary years. Particular emphasis will be placed on teaching writing, including spelling and grammar, as well as a range of research-based strategies for teaching and assessing reading fluency and comprehension. Pre-service teachers' Knowledge about Language is further developed in this unit, and they will connect theory to practice through

creating short sequences of lesson plans for teaching English to children in Years 3 to 6.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Primary Education major sequence

Students are able to (1) apply key pedagogical approaches for teaching writing (including spelling and grammar) in middle and upper primary classrooms.; (2) appraise key research literature on the teaching of English (focus on comprehension and fluency) in middle and upper primary school contexts.; (3) outline the importance of speaking and listening to reading and writing and describe strategies for teaching speaking and listening in middle and upper primary classrooms.; (4) design and justify a sequence of lessons for teaching English (focus on writing) in a Year 3 to 6 classroom.; and (5) apply knowledge about language (KAL) relevant to the middle and upper (Years 3-6) Australian Curriculum: English..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) essay; (2) planning document with rationale – group assignment ; and (3) quiz. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
Contact hours
30 hours
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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.