This unit focuses on the theory and pedagogy of language and literacy education in primary classrooms. Students will examine different theories of language and reading and understand how to apply a variety of practices to suit the needs of diverse learners in K-6 classrooms. A range of literary, non-literary and multi-modal texts, including picture books, children’s literature novels, factual and media texts, will be studied as resources for literacy pedagogy. Students will develop their understanding of how to implement relevant syllabus documents through a range of teaching/learning strategies which promote children’s composing and comprehending of spoken and written language. The role of assessment in planning for teaching will be demonstrated.