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.
Typically by the end of Year 8, students:
Use spelling knowledge
Understand learning area vocabulary
use a wide range of new specialist and topic vocabulary to contribute to the specificity, authority and abstraction of texts