Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Modelling literacy conferencing


About this Illustration of Practice

A classroom teacher who is also a literacy leader models effective teaching strategies that address the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Here the teacher models the strategy of conferencing and the use of a ‘running record’ to record anecdotal evidence of the student’s literacy needs.

Standard 1
Know students and how they learn
Focus area 1.3
Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
Career stage
Highly Accomplished
Descriptor
Support colleagues to develop effective teaching strategies that address the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  1. How can you support colleagues to develop effective teaching strategies to cater for a diverse range of students?
  2. How do you differentiate your teaching to cater for students with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds?
Learning area
English
Year level
Year 1
Australian Curriculum content descriptions
ACMNA034
ACMNA035
School
St Peter's Primary School
Victoria
Year level
Year 1
Stage of schooling
Primary
School type
Non Government
School location
Metropolitan
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The school has many students from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. This is a Year 1 writing session where the students are using the recount instructional strategy to write their own stories about a recent excursion. A Year 3 teacher who will teach Year 1 the following year has come in to observe how her colleague structures the writing hour. A post-lesson discussion allows the teacher to clarify her understanding of the strategies used in the lesson to further improve student literacy skills.

Content provider
Organisation
Catholic Education Office Melbourne (CEOM)

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