Literacy development influences student success in many areas of learning at school. The progression can be used to support students to successfully engage with the literacy demands of the Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum.
The National Literacy Learning Progression can be used at a whole school, team or individual teacher level. However, the progression provides maximum student learning benefits when used as part of a whole-school strategy that involves professional learning and collaboration between teachers.
How does the literacy progression cater to students for whom English is an additional language or dialect?
The Shape of the Australian Curriculum describes ACARA’s commitment to supporting equity of access to the Australian Curriculum for all students. As part of this commitment, ACARA developed Student diversity advice and the English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Learning Progression: Foundation to Year 10.
The learning area advice resources can assist teachers in providing an illustration of how the progressions may be used in learning areas, other than Mathematics and English, to support students’ literacy and numeracy development.