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Understanding the English curriculum

Understanding the English curriculum_1.

Understanding the English curriculum_1

In English, there are two strands: "making meaning" and "creating meaning". When making meaning, students receive information and ideas – they listen, read, and view texts. When creating meaning, students produce information and ideas – they speak, write, and present texts. In practice, these two strands are interconnected and students and teachers will cross over between them during teaching and learning.

Understanding the English curriculum_2.

Understanding the English curriculum_2

For both the making meaning and creating meaning strands, students use a variety of processes and strategies. The processes and strategies can be seen as broad skills that underpin students’ knowledge, skills, and understandings.

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Understanding the English curriculum_3

Students apply the processes and strategies as they make and create meaning around four aspects of English: purposes and audiences, ideas, language features, and structure. The statement underneath each of the aspects describes the intended outcome after teaching and learning has taken place. Additionally, the curriculum provides indicators for what this learning looks like when students are working at a particular curriculum level.

Last updated August 28, 2012