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 5

Typically by the end of Year 8, students:

Use spelling knowledge

spell specialist topic words and use knowledge of word origins, base words, prefixes and suffixes and unusual letter combinations to spell correctly

Understand learning area vocabulary

use a wide range of new specialist and topic vocabulary to contribute to the specificity, authority and abstraction of texts