Communication skills and strategies including:
communicating needs and ideas to others using visual cues or home language or dialect
repeating modelled pronunciation and intonation, patterns of words, phrases, simple clauses, and sentences
engaging in group work to promote language learning
understanding common cultural gestures and behaviours used by SAE speakers; for example, nods, eye contact, and non-verbal behaviour such as turn-taking and the distance deemed appropriate when engaging in conversation.
Comprehension skills and strategies including:
using visual information and home language or dialect to support understanding
identifying characters and settings presented in stories
keeping charts or lists to organise or classify new vocabulary and knowledge
identifying familiar vocabulary and morphemes, and using these to determine meaning from texts
using dictionaries, picture dictionaries and bilingual resources to understand texts.
Language and text analysis skills and strategies including:
understanding the purpose of the various forms of communication
using visual cues to predict subject matter and content in literary texts
knowing that language choices can influence the success of communication
identifying how language and imagery can change according to context
articulating different ways that texts can be interpreted.
Create a range of texts:
using some written and oral text forms and grammatical structures, including the linear sequencing of events through the use of simple sentences, conjunctions, punctuation and paragraphs
using simple first-person recounts and descriptions
using graphic representations of information
using everyday vocabulary
using commonly used logographs, for example $, &, and abbreviations, for example Mr, Mrs
using teacher editing and conferencing including editing for word order, articles, prepositions and simple tenses.