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 10, students:
Use spelling knowledge
use knowledge of a wide range of English spelling conventions to spell unusual and technical words correctly and to deduce the meanings of unfamiliar words and spell unknown words
Understand learning area vocabulary
use subject-specific vocabulary to express abstract concepts, and refine vocabulary choices to discriminate between shades of meaning