Literacy Teaching Resources at 'Teachers Pay Teachers'
The Australian Curriculum English Learning Area provides you with many opportunities to integrate ICT into your literacy lessons. Furthermore, it enables you to develop both these 21st century skills - literacy and ICT capability.
21st century skills are known as General Capabilities in the national curriculum in addition to that of state curriculums as well. It is a requirement, particularly in the Victorian Curriculum, that teachers are to teach and assess these capabilities in the context of the learning area.
ICT Capability is of particular importance in the English Learning Area for its ability to enhance literacy development:
"ICT capability is an important component of the Australian Curriculum: English. Students use ICT when they interpret and create print, visual and multimodal texts. They use communication technologies when they conduct research online, and collaborate and communicate with others electronically. In particular, they use ICT to access, analyse, modify and create hybrid, digital and multimodal texts, using digital publishing.
As students interpret and create digital texts, they develop their capability in ICT including word processing programs and other software, navigating and following research trails and selecting and evaluating information found online." - Australian Curriculum, English, 2019
The following teaching resources are for Australian teachers working in the primary education realm. They are aligned with the Australian Curriculum English Learning Area and contain over 20 Literacy-ICT activities and lesson plan templates.
Other benefits include:
- Key information on literacy software that will develop student ICT capability - what do you need to know about and how they can be used to develop literacy;
- Classroom management strategies for using ICT in literacy lessons;
- Assessment strategies - information you need in order to assess literacy when ICT is used and being able to assess student ICT capability;
- Literacy-ICT teaching strategies - this includes planning, monitoring student work on ICT tools, instructional approaches etc.