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The following resources support teachers to plan for their student’s literacy development across the Australian Curriculum learning areas.

Understanding texts

The Understanding texts sub-element of the National Literacy Learning Progression describes how a student becomes increasingly proficient at using texts to build meaning by decoding, interacting, evaluating and analysing (ACARA 2010).

Teaching strategies for comprehension

This resource series includes strategy factsheets, templates and models to support teachers across Years 3–9 to develop students’ understanding of texts in all learning areas.

The guide to the series includes research about reading, advice on selecting texts and an annotated strategy factsheet:

The series is organised into three levels of learning, with each phase building on the other.

Surface learning

In this initial phase of learning, students first encounter knowledge and skills, often in the form of explicit teaching.

Strategy Templates and models

Deep learning

In this phase, students make connections across concepts and knowledge, participating in active discussions to unpack and make sense of their reading (and viewing).

Strategy Templates and models

Transfer of learning

During this phase, students take responsibility for their own learning, comparing concepts and knowledge across texts, responding to new and novel situations, and applying their knowledge and skills.

Strategy Templates and models

Download the full resource series:

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