Teaching Early Reading

EDU30068 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 12 Hours face to face + Blended, and offered through SOL

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

Census:
7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23

Dates:
6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

Results:
5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

Census:
1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23


Aims and objectives

This unit is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach early reading in early years education. It examines the key elements for early reading development which include oral language and concepts of print, phonological awareness and phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. In addition, effective teaching strategies and assessments for early reading will be explored through modelled and practiced pedagogies. Pre-service teachers will gain critical insights into early reading development which will add to their pedagogical content knowledge. They will also develop a deep understanding of early reading development by drawing on relevant theoretical perspectives, contemporary pedagogical practices and evidenced based research that informs effective strategies for teaching, learning and assessments.
 
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
 
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
 
1.  Examine how the teaching of oral language and concepts of print, phonological awareness and phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension can contribute to children’s early reading development
2.  Critically evaluate a strategy for the teaching of early reading and an assessment in early reading
3.  Conduct a miscue analysis on a running record (i.e. identifying graphophonic, grammatical or semantic miscues)
4.  Develop and evaluate a learning experience/lesson plan that utilizes a children’s book to support and extend children’s learning of phonics and reading vocabulary
5. Develop and evaluate a learning experience/lesson plan that utilizes a children’s book to support and extend children’s fluency in reading and their reading comprehension