Learning Continuum of Literacy

This element involves students understanding the increasingly specialised vocabulary and spelling needed to compose and comprehend learning area texts.

Students develop strategies and skills for acquiring a wide topic vocabulary in the learning areas and the capacity to spell the relevant words accurately. In developing and acting with literacy, students:

  • understand learning area vocabulary
  • use spelling knowledge.

Level 4

Typically by the end of Year 6, students:

Use spelling knowledge

spell topic words and use word origins, base words, prefixes and suffixes when spelling new words

Understand learning area vocabulary

use vocabulary, including subject-specific vocabulary from a range of learning areas and vocabulary that expresses shades of meaning