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First Steps Literacy

First Steps literacy resources comprise comprehensive teaching materials in the four modes of literacy: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Viewing as well as a resource - Linking Assessment, Teaching and Learning.

Each resource includes practical, accessible, classroom-tested teaching ideas and activities that teachers can adapt to suit their students and the Western Australian Curriculum: English.

Year Level
  • Kindergarten
  • Pre-primary
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
Content Type
  • Program/Overview
Audience
  • Teacher
Learning Area
  • Literacy
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Linking Assessment, Teaching and Learning

Linking Assessment, Teaching and Learning describes good practice in the areas of assessment and how to link it to differentiated teaching practices.

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Reading Resource Book

The Reading Resource Book is designed to help teachers focus on the explicit teaching of reading processes, strategies and conventions; and the contextual aspects associated with comprehending different types of texts.

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Speaking and Listening Resource Book

The Speaking and Listening Resource Book is designed to help teachers focus on the explicit teaching of the different forms of spoken language; speaking and listening processes, strategies and conventions; and the contextual aspects associated with composing and understanding oral texts.

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Viewing Resource Book

The Viewing Resource Book is designed to help teachers focus on the explicit teaching of the different forms of multimodal texts; viewing processes, strategies and conventions; and the contextual aspects associated with understanding multimodal texts.

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Writing Resource Book

The Writing Resource Book is designed to help teachers focus on the explicit teaching of different forms of text; writing processes, strategies and conventions; and the contextual aspects associated with composing texts.

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Reading Map of Development

The Reading Map of Development describes student learning behaviours, suggested teaching emphases and a range of teaching and learning experiences for each phase of development.

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Speaking and Listening Map of Development

The Speaking and Listening Map of Development is designed to help teachers map their students' progress. It has a strong focus on supporting teachers as they plan and implement a dynamic and interactive model of speaking and listening.

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Viewing Map of Development

The Viewing Map of Development describes student learning behaviours, suggested teaching emphases and a range of teaching and learning experiences for each phase of development. The organisation of the map assists teachers to link teaching and learning with assessment.

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Writing Map of Development

The Writing Map of Development is designed to help teachers map their students' progress; it offers suggestions for teaching and learning experiences that will assist with further development of students' writing.

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