This element involves students understanding the role of grammatical features in the construction of meaning in the texts they compose and comprehend.
Students understand how different types of sentence structures present, link and elaborate ideas, and how different types of words and word groups convey information and represent ideas in the learning areas. They gain understanding of the grammatical features through which opinion, evaluation, point of view and bias are constructed in texts. In developing and acting with literacy, students:
- use knowledge of sentence structures
- use knowledge of words and word groups
- express opinion and point of view.
Typically by the end of Foundation Year, students:
Express opinion and point of view
use speaking, visual elements (including drawing) and beginning writing to express likes and dislikes
Use knowledge of sentence structures
use simple sentences to record ideas and events with emerging knowledge of word order
Use knowledge of words and word groups
recognise that texts are made up of words and groups of words that make meaning