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NSW Syllabuses

English K–10 - Stage 2 - Objective A Handwriting and using digital technologies


A student:

  • EN2-3A

    uses effective handwriting and publishes texts using digital technologies

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • recognise that effective handwriting and presentation of work is required in order to communicate effectively for a range of audiences
  • write using NSW Foundation Style cursive, as appropriate, and explore joins that facilitate fluency and legibility
  • recognise that legibility requires consistent size, slope and spacing
  • write using clearly-formed joined letters, and develop increased fluency and automaticity (ACELY1684, ACELY1696)
  • use a range of software including word processing programs to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements (ACELY1685, ACELY1697) ICT

ESL scales links to the English syllabus

The level on the ESL scales needed to achieve this English syllabus outcome is Writing level 5.

An EAL student at this stage of schooling may be assessed at a range of levels on the ESL scales Writing strand from Beginning 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 Language structures and features ESL scales strand organiser. See ESL scales outcomes B1.7, B2.7, B3.7, 1.11, 2.11, 3.11, 4.11, 5.11.

National Literacy Learning Progression links to this English outcome

When working towards achieving the outcome EN2–3A the sub-element (and levels) of Handwriting and keyboarding (HWK6–HwK7) 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.