ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning (8)

Graduate teachers need to know and understand literacy teaching strategies that are particular to their content area and the stage of learning of their students. This subject addresses knowledge and application of those strategies to meet the needs of diverse primary and secondary school classes. It engages with contemporary research-based perspectives and approaches to teaching literacies. The subject also includes application of models and texts to teach numeracy skills to support learning across the curriculum. The subject has a focus on practical strategies for literacy learning and use, especially in relation to written, spoken and visual texts that are subject-specific. Strategies include practices with digital technologies and texts.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ELN402. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is not available to students who have completed EEL441 as it shares similar content or ELN501 as it is a paired subject.

Assumed Knowledge

EML441 or EMH441 or EMM441 or EMR441 or EMS441 or EMT445 or EMA441 or EML443 or EML451 or EMT441 or EMT410 or EMT443 or ETL401

Subject Relationships

EEL441 Shares similar content
ELN501 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop literacy and numeracy instruction for diverse learners that addresses the foci (resources) of the Four Resources Model;
  • be able to teach about texts and their use to inclusively support diverse learners;
  • be able to discuss and apply subject-specific literacy practices in their teaching areas;
  • be able to sequence teaching and learning strategies to scaffold effective literacy development using the multiliteracies pedagogical framework;
  • be able to identify and describe digital technologies that can be used for literacy development; and
  • be able to discuss and employ a range of research-based strategies for literacy instruction and assessment.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Teaching literacies
  • Frameworks for curriculum literacies
  • Sociocultural perspective
  • Strategies for reading and viewing
  • Strategies for teaching text construction (writing)
  • Curriculum literacy through talk (speaking and listening)
  • Strategies for connecting and teaching literacy and numeracy
  • Sequencing teaching to support the needs of EAL/D students
  • Effective scaffolding of literacy instruction for diverse learners
  • Strategies for assessment of curriculum literacies
  • Digital practices

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ELN402 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Annotate key literacy concepts
Report: analyse literacy and numeracy instruction
Folio of multiliteracies teaching & assessment

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.