"Students in years 5 to 8 need to read and write using the written forms of the English language at increasingly sophisticated levels, for a wide range of purposes, and within learning contexts across the curriculum. They need to be able to communicate using patterns that may be unfamiliar or challenging, including emerging patterns of electronic communication and the academic kinds of discourse used in more formal cross-curricula learning at secondary school and beyond."
Effective literacy practice in years 5-8, p. 18
The diagram below explores the teaching practices that make up a comprehensive literacy programme for years 5–8.
Expanding students' vocabularyExpanding students' vocabulary
Developing knowledge for literacy learningDeveloping knowledge for literacy learning
Developing awareness as a reader and a writerDeveloping awareness as a reader and a writer
Sounds and words
Motivation and engagementMotivation and engagement
The development of knowledge, strategies, and awarenessThe development of knowledge, strategies, and awareness
Accelerating Writing Progress in Years 7 and 8Accelerating writing Progress in Years 7 and 8
Developing strategies for readingDeveloping strategies for reading