This unit describes the skills and knowledge required in providing assistance to students who need additional support with their reading, writing and oral language skills.
This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.
Relationships between oral language, reading and writing.
Strategies to develop students’ oral language, reading and writing skills.
Role of the education support worker in providing oral language, reading and writing support to students.
Effective communication strategies for use with students and teachers.
Genres and writing styles.
Texts for different purposes.
Spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Organisation policies and procedures.
Current curriculum and literacy programs.
Implementing reading, writing and oral language support strategies.