This unit describes the skills and knowledge to recognise the letters of the alphabet, both written and spoken. It also identifies the skills and knowledge to recognise and produce the single sounds and common sound combinations in English and their relationships with spelling.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.
Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge:
- letters as the building blocks of written and spoken words;
- differences between names and sounds of letters;
- orientation of letters;
- common sounds of the English language;
- basic blended sounds of the English language;
- letters are represented in different forms such as upper and lower case;
- a small number of personally relevant, simple, common high frequency nouns such as own name and address;
- a small number of personally relevant, simple, common high frequency function words such as a, and, the, I, is, of, you, it;
- connections between spoken and written forms of the names and sounds of letters;
- the same sounds of English can be represented by a range of spellings;
- problem solving skills to apply strategies to recognise and produce highly familiar words, and;
- speaking skills to produce common single sounds and sound combinations of English.
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