This section includes information on the range of core practices that can be used to teach literacy. An overview of each practice can be found below.
Overview of core teaching practices
The core teaching practices offer multiple opportunities for explicit teaching of all aspects of reading and viewing in the Victorian Curriculum, including phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension strategies. For example, explicit teaching can take place during:
- close reading
- focussed mini lessons in guided reading
- deconstructing and annotating texts in the teaching and learning cycle.
In all instances, explicit teaching incorporates ‘clearly defined and boundaried knowledge and skills, and teacher‐directed interaction’ (Luke, 2014, p.1).