Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

EAL/D reading strategies

About this Illustration of Practice

A teacher and team leader of English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) implements a lesson plan to demonstrate teaching strategies for a pre-service teacher. The teacher models reading strategies and effective communication to demonstrate how students can be encouraged to make predictions and inferences. She then reflects on the aims and outcomes, thereby assisting the pre-service teacher to review, modify and expand his repertoire of teaching strategies.

Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.5
Use effective classroom communication
Career stage
Demonstrate and lead by example inclusive verbal and non-verbal communication using collaborative strategies and contextual knowledge to support students’ understanding, engagement and achievement.
Other descriptors
Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.3
Use teaching strategies
Career stage
Work with colleagues to review, modify and expand their repertoire of teaching strategies to enable students to use knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
  1. What styles of effective questioning do you use to support learning intentions and engagement?
  2. How do you scaffold classroom activities and structure content to target the needs of all students in your class?
Cyril Jackson Senior Campus
Western Australia
Stage of schooling
School type
School location
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Cyril Jackson Senior Campus is located eight kilometres from the Perth CBD. The campus population includes a significant number of mature aged students and operates within a strong adult ethos. At the campus, a separate Intensive English Centre caters for up to 150 newly arrived refugees and migrants, aged 16 to 20, who have just begun their education in Australia. The teacher's 'Beginners' class includes students from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. 
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Australian Council of TESOL Associations

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