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EDX1000 Early Reading Instruction

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in: BECH or BEED or BPED or BGEN.
BECH or BEED only: Enrolment is not permitted if EDX1170 or EHE1100 has been previously completed.
BPED only: Enrolment is not permitted if EHF1100 has previously been completed.


Participation in many aspects of Australian life is dependent on effective communication in Standard Australian English. Developing effective skills for the teaching of English is one of the principal tasks of all teachers. Australian Teacher Education programmes must meet Australian Standards for accreditation including study in English as a priority Learning Area. Included in the Australian Government’s plan for quality education is a commitment to the teaching of reading instruction through an explicit focus on phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Teachers of English should be familiar with theories of pedagogical practices, along with research-based strategies that facilitate planning for effective English teaching and learning with diverse groups of learners.

This course is part of a suite of four English courses for primary and early childhood pre-service educators. The course will address early reading instruction by using an evidence-based framework that teaches pre-service teachers how to teach and assess oral language, metalinguistic awareness, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and oral language to students from Kindergarten to Year Two. A variety of children's literature, including multimodal texts and ICTS will be used.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 23 May 2022