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Unit Overview


This unit develops students' expertise in the planning and evaluation of a targeted intervention in primary English education with a focus on early reading (F-2). Students plan a focused intervention project for individual school students or groups of students. The project plan represents a response to a particular reading need identified at individual or group level. The unit contains a strong research informed dimension, which involves the selection and use of appropriate diagnostic, formative and summative assessment tools.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) develop a targeted, evidence-based reading intervention program for an individual child or small group of F-2 children on the basis of diagnostic reading assessment data and information about the child's context; (2) critically review an area of research literature to support the early reading intervention program; (3) demonstrate understanding of strategies for reporting to parents and record keeping; (4) demonstrate understanding of important factors and processes in the evaluation of early reading programs; and (5) demonstrate understanding of the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in identifying professional learning needs in early reading and understand the relevant and appropriate sources of professional learning for teachers.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) professional learning essay and (2) program and rationale. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the professional learning essay and program and rationale components.

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

Contact hours
30 contact hours (150 hours total time commitment). Further information is available in the unit outline.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • 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.