Year 5 - 6 Literacy
In Years 5 and 6 students extend their abilities and interest in Language through integrated activities which provide an authentic purpose for the skills and processes necessary for good communication. Students are encouraged to take an active role in evaluating their strengths and needs, seeking assistance and celebrating their successes.
They learn to read and interpret a variety of more complex texts and develop an understanding of the meaning embedded in a speaker’s word selection and body language. Students are encouraged to expand their vocabulary through use of the dictionary and thesaurus. They apply time management and research skills to produce their own writing in a range of genres and develop techniques in public speaking and drama.
Spelling strategies are further revised and extended to incorporate new skills and advanced word processing skills are developed.
Speaking and listening skills are integral components of the program and students are encouraged to vary these skills for a range of audiences and purposes.