Students will be learning to communicate ideas and information in classroom, school and social situations for a range of purposes. They will explore a range of roles when interacting in pairs and groups, using various listening strategies to gather general ideas from conversations, reports or spoken presentations. Students will be able to identify the effect of purpose and audience on spoken texts and they shape and present ideas accordingly.
Students will independently read and view familiar and challenging texts and justify interpretations of ideas, information and events, using a range of skills and strategies. They will integrate a range of skills and strategies efficiently when reading and interpreting texts and visual images. Students will recognise and explore the relationship between writers and readers and how writers use language to create different worlds and achieve a range of purposes. They will explore the structure and grammatical features for a range of written and visual texts.
Students will learn to write well-structured literary and factual texts in terms of topic, purpose, audience and language by drafting, revising and proofreading. They will learn to use accurate sentence structure, grammatical features and punctuation conventions to produce various texts. They will learn to spell familiar and unfamiliar words using knowledge of letter-sound correspondence, common letter patterns and a range of other strategies. Students will be able to explain how they structure their writing to achieve their intended purposes.