Literacy

Purpose

The purpose of the VCAL Literacy Skills Units is to develop literacy skills and knowledge that allow effective participation in the four main social contexts in which we function in Australian society:

 

• family and social life
• workplace and institutional settings
• education and training contexts
• community and civic life.


 

Literacy (reading, writing, speaking and listening) occurs in all these contexts and different domains or areas of literacy practice correspond with these social contexts.

 

 

 

The learning outcome goals to complete VCAL literacy are

 

 

Writing for self expression - Write a short recount, narrative or expressive text on a familiar subject.

Writing for practical purposes - Write a short instructional or transactional text on a familiar subject.

Writing for knowledge - Write a short report or explanatory text on a familiar subject.

Writing for public debate -Write a short arugmentative text expressing a point of view on a familiar subject.

 

Reading for self expression - Demonstrate that meaning has been gained from reading a simple narrative, recount or expressive text on a familiar subject.

Reading for practical purposes - Demonstrate that meaning has been gained from reading a simple instructional or transactional text on a familiar subject.

Reading for knowledge - Demonstrate that meaning has been gained from reading a simple explanatory or informative text on a familiar subject.

Reading for public debate - Demonstrate that meaning has been gained from reading a simple explanatory or informative text on a familiar subject.


Here are some of the web based programs that we use here at the school.

Study Ladder

Spelling City