Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Oral language


About this Illustration of Practice

Here the teacher shares how she designs and teaches a literacy lesson to a Year 1 class incorporating strategies that target the individual needs and strengths of her students. She works with a small group of students using a visual aid to stimulate oral language. Other small group activities are organised to cater for the varying abilities of the students in the class.

Standard 1
Know students and how they learn
Focus area 1.5
Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
Career stage
Proficient
Descriptor
Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.
  1. How do you organise content and resources to cater for the specific needs of individuals and groups in your class?
  2. How do you differentiate your teaching to meet the learning needs of students in your class?
Learning area
English
Year level
Year 1
Australian Curriculum content descriptions
ACELY1659
ACELY1660
ACELY1656
ACELY1788
School
St Peter's Primary School
Victoria
Year level
Year 1
Related subject
English
Stage of schooling
Primary
School type
Non Government
School location
Metropolitan
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The school has an increasing number of students from language backgrounds other than English. In this class of 20 students a number of students have been identified as having below expected oral language skills and literacy levels. 
Content provider
Organisation
Catholic Education Office Melbourne (CEOM)

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