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Unit Overview


In this unit, pre-service teachers will build their knowledge and understandings of the multiple text forms that are used and created in the teaching of English in the primary (F-6) classroom. They will analyse text structures, language features and modalities of texts typically used in primary schools as a key aspect of this unit. Pre-service teachers are exposed to a wide range of quality children's literature, including literature written by international and Aboriginal authors, and how to use a range of multimodal texts to teach the literature and literacy strands of the curriculum. Pre-service teachers learn how to plan sequences of lessons and for children in Years F-6 that use a range of texts.

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) analyse the purpose, structure and language features of a range of text types and discuss the role of different text types in children's literacy learning.; (2) evaluate strategies for teaching children in their primary years about texts and literature.; (3) plan a sequence of lessons using a range of textual resources, including texts written by Aboriginal authors, that focuses on the Literature strand of the English curriculum.; (4) explain the purpose of formative assessment and feedback in the teaching of English to children in the primary years (F-6).; (5) apply knowledge about formative assessment for teaching English in the primary years (F-6).; (6) assemble a repository of annotated textual resources for teaching English (literature) in the primary years (F-6).; and (7) create a multimodal digital text that could be used to teach English to children in the primary years (F-6).


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) essay; (2) planning documents - group assignment; and (3) portfolio of resources. 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
Successful completion of
EDUC1013 Teaching English in the Early Years of School
Successful completion of
EDUC2011 Teaching English in the Middle and Upper Primary Years
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) (Honours)
Contact hours
30 hours
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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.