Australian Curriculum - Foundation

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Language
Literature
Literacy

Language variation and change


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Understand that English is one of many languages spoken in Australia and that different languages may be spoken by family, classmates and community


Language for interaction


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Explore how language is used differently at home and school depending on the relationships between people

Understand that language can be used to explore ways of expressing needs, likes and dislikes


Text structure and organisation


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Understand that texts can take many forms, can be very short (for example an exit sign) or quite long (for example an information book or a film) and that stories and informative texts have different purposes


Understand that some language in written texts is unlike everyday oral language

Understand that punctuation is a feature of written text different from letters; recognise how capital letters are used for names, and that capital letters and full stops signal the beginning and end of sentences

Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital texts work, and know some features of print, for example directionality


Expressing and developing ideas


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Recognise that sentences are key units for expressing ideas


Recognise that texts are made up of words and groups of words that make meaning

Explore the different contribution of words and images to meaning in stories and informative texts

Understand the use of vocabulary in familiar contexts related to everyday experiences, personal interests and topics taught at school

Know that spoken sounds and words can be written down using letters of the alphabet and how to write some high-frequency sight words and known words

Know how to use onset and rime to spell words


Sound and letter knowledge


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Recognise rhymes, syllables and sounds (phonemes) in spoken words

Recognise the letters of the alphabet and know there are lower and upper case letters


Literature and Context


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Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences


Responding to Literature


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Respond to texts, identifying favourite stories, authors and illustrators


Share feelings and thoughts about the events and characters in texts


Examining Literature


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Identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text

Recognise some different types of literary texts and identify some characteristic features of literary texts, for example beginnings and endings of traditional texts and rhyme in poetry


Replicate the rhythms and sound patterns in stories, rhymes, songs and poems from a range of cultures



Creating Literature


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Retell familiar literary texts through performance, use of illustrations and images


Texts in Context


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Identify some familiar texts and the contexts in which they are used


Interacting with others


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Listen to and respond orally to texts and to the communication of others in informal and structured classroom situations

Use interaction skills including listening while others speak, using appropriate voice levels, articulation and body language, gestures and eye contact

Deliver short oral presentations to peers


Interpreting, Analysing, Evaluating


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Identify some differences between imaginative and informative texts

Read predictable texts, practising phrasing and fluency, and monitor meaning using concepts about print and emerging contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge

Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently


Creating Texts


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Create short texts to explore, record and report ideas and events using familiar words and beginning writing knowledge

Participate in shared editing of students’ own texts for meaning, spelling, capital letters and full stops

Produce some lower case and upper case letters using learned letter formations

  • View the Learn the ABC modules to reinforce knowledge of the correct formation of letters (Developing Literacy).
  • Complete the worksheets for practising learned letter formations (Worksheets – ABC).

Construct texts using software including word processing programs


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