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NSW Syllabuses

English K–10 - Stage 1 - Objective E Reflecting on learning


A student:

  • EN1-12E

    identifies and discusses aspects of their own and others’ learning

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • develop an understanding of how a rich text environment underpins learning
  • recognise and begin to understand that there are different ways of learning in English
  • develop an awareness of criteria for the successful completion of tasks PSC
  • begin to discuss different ways we learn to read and write
  • discuss some of the ways that story can be reflected in a variety of media, eg film, music and dance PSC
  • jointly develop criteria for assessing their own and others' presentations or compositions with teacher guidance CCT
  • identify helpful strategies during speaking, listening, reading, writing, and/or viewing and representing activities, eg writing conferences, class charts
  • reflect on own reading: 'What reading have I done today/this week?', 'Which part of my reading do I like best?', 'What do I want/need to read about?' CCT
  • discuss the roles and responsibilities when working as a member of a group

ESL scales links to the English syllabus

The levels on the ESL scales needed to achieve this English syllabus outcome are Writing level 3, Reading and Responding level 3 and Oral Interaction level 5.

An EAL student at this stage of schooling may be assessed at a range of levels on the ESL scales Writing and Reading and Responding strands from Beginning level 1 to level 3 and Oral Interaction strand from level 1 to level 5. Teachers plan a learning pathway for EAL students using the ESL scales outcomes and pointers. Teachers assess EAL students' current level of English on the ESL scales then plan teaching and learning activities to scaffold learning for students working towards the achievement of English syllabus outcomes.

For EAL students to achieve this English syllabus outcome the teaching focus and pathway of learning will be within the Strategies ESL scales strand organiser. See ESL scales outcomes for Oral Interaction: 1.4, 2.4, 3.4, 4.4, 5.4; Reading and Responding: B1.4, B2.4, B3.4, 1.8, 2.8, 3.8; Writing: B1.8, B2.8, B3.8, 1.12, 2.12, 3.12.

National Literacy Learning Progression links to this English outcome

When working towards achieving the outcome EN1-12E the sub-elements (and levels) of Listening (LiS5), Interacting (InT4–InT5), Speaking (SpK3) and Understanding texts (UnT4–UnT5) describe observable behaviours that can assist teachers in making evidence-based decisions about student development and future learning.

The progression sub-elements and indicators can be viewed by accessing the National Literacy Learning Progression.