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AusVELS Presentation

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Emma Sampson

on 30 October 2012

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English Domain Overview AusVELS WHAT DOES EACH LEVEL
CONTAIN? Within each level there you will find the following features. Spend about 5 minutes with your team having a look at your level and your content descriptions.

Come to a conclusion as to what the main differences are between the three strands,
Literacy, Literature and Language. Have a look at the Modes & Strands for your level.... Language With your team, discuss the key learning concepts and focusses that you see within
your AusVELS level. Highlight the key words
and statements.

Create a wordle to represent what your level is
all about.

These will be put into the conference room in
preparation for planning day at the end of
the term. The level description gives you a brief overview of what sort of learning focuses are within the teaching level (similar to the Teaching Focus in the VELS). 2. Modes In English, these include Reading & Viewing, Writing and Speaking & Listening. 3. Strands 1. Level Description Within each mode there are three strands.
These include Literacy, Language and Literature. 4. Sub Strands Within each strand there are sub strands
related to specific teaching focuses. These
descriptors are skills that students will practice
within the level. 5. Achievement Standard The achievement standard states
what students should achieve
once at the end of the level. DISCUSS.... Lets get creative! Literacy Literature http://ausvels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/English/Overview/Content-structure http://ausvels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/English/Overview/Content-structure http://ausvels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/English/Overview/Content-structure Students develop an understanding of how culture and evolution can help develop languages and effect how languages (eg English) spread across the world. Students develop an understanding of how the use of language changes depending on social environment. They also learn how language is a way of expressing themselves. Language Variation and Change Language For Interaction Text Structure & Organisation Students discuss how texts are structured to achieve particular purposes. They discuss how language varies depending on the topic of a piece of writing and how an author can use language to inform the reader. Expressing & Developing Ideas Students learn how authors control and use an increasingly differentiated range of words and word groups. They learn how the structure of the English language involves the origins of words, including Greek and Latin roots. Sound & Letter Knowledge Students develop their understanding of the sounds of English and learn to identify the sounds in spoken words. They learn the letters of the alphabet and how to represent spoken words by using combinations of these letters. Students learn how the author's ideas (events, characters, themes etc) are influenced by experiences, for example cultural or historical contexts. Students develop the ability to think deeply when reading by forming opinions and making connections. They begin to discuss these with others. They focus on responding and listening to others ideas. Students begin to analyse the ways stories, characters, settings and experiences are reflected in different genres. They discuss the appeals of difference genres and compare these genres, including the different language that is used by the authors. Creating Literature (imaginative stories) Literature & Context Responding to Literature Examining Literature Students learn how to use personal knowledge and other texts as starting points to create imaginative writing in different genres and for different audiences. Using print, digital and online media, students develop skills to convey meaning, address issues and heighten engagement and impact. Texts in Context Interacting With Others Interpreting, Analysing & Evaluating Creating Texts Students explore text from and about different cultures and historical periods and discuss how they use strategies such as narrating, informing and persuading. Students learn how language is used to express ideas and arguments. They express points of view by designing, rehearsing and delivering presentations. Students develop comprehension skills by using previous and newly obtained knowledge. They interpret, analyse and critique issues and ideas from a variety of texts. They discuss strategies used to inform and entertains readers and discuss strategies used to make an impact on votes. Students create a variety of different texts and edit for enhanced meaning. They refine their ideas, reorder and add information. They develop a legible and fluent handwriting style. They experiment with different word processing software to publish and create pieces. - Knowing the
English Language - understanding,
appreciating, responding to,
analysing and creating literature - expanding the repertoire of English usage Have a go at sorting out your level of the AusVELS English domain.

Discuss the order with your team.

Look at the content descriptions and sort them into the correct modes (Reading & Viewing, Writing & Speaking and Listening) in your level. In your teams...... Content
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