Other English K–6 resources

Additional subject-specific resources to support implementation of the English K–10 syllabus.

Handwriting and digital transcription instructional sequences

These sequences will support the teaching of Handwriting and digital transcription in the English K–10 Syllabus for Years 3 to 6.

The sample instructional sequences provide a suggested sequence to support the planning of explicit, systematic and cumulative handwriting and digital transcription lessons for students in Years 3 to 6. They represent one way to plan for student learning. Schools are strongly encouraged to make changes to meet the learning needs of all students.

The instructional sequences include:

  • an evidence-based instructional approach
  • handwriting and digital transcription content from the English K–10 Syllabus introduced in line with the sample English 3–6 scope and sequences
  • content that is structured using a distributed learning approach
  • NSW Foundation Style handwriting samples, including precursive and cursive script, as a guide to model letter formations
  • supporting information that provides advice on pencil grasp, letter formation, posture, and efficient keyboard use
  • instructions for use.

Research base

The evidence base for this resource is:

  • English K–10 Syllabus, including teaching advice and bibliography
  • a full reference list is also included in each instructional sequence.

Alignment to system priorities and, or needs

These resources clearly and explicitly align to:

Alignment to School Excellence Framework

These resources support the School Excellence Framework by incorporating the following domains and themes.

Learning domain
  • Curriculum: Curriculum provision, Teaching and learning programs
  • Assessment: Whole- school monitoring of student learning
  • Student performance measures: NAPLAN
Teaching domain
  • Effective classroom practice: Lesson planning, Explicit teaching
  • Learning and development: Collaborative practice and feedback; Expertise and innovation
Leading domain

Educational leadership: Instructional leadership

Contact

Email questions, comments and feedback about these resources to EnglishK6@det.nsw.edu.au.

The sample instructional sequences for Stage 2, Stage 3 and multi-age provide a suggested sequence to support the planning of explicit, systematic and cumulative spelling lessons for students in Years 3–6. They represent one way to plan for student learning. Schools are strongly encouraged to make changes to meet the learning needs of all students.

The instructional sequences include:

  • an evidence-based instructional approach to spelling incorporating the explicit teaching of the phonological, orthographic and morphological features of words
  • spelling content from the English K–10 Syllabus introduced in line with the English 3–6 scope and sequences
  • sample words for inquiry that integrate the 3 word forms
  • content structured using a distributed learning model
  • supporting information that provides advice related to the phonological, orthographic and morphological components.
  • instructions for use
  • glossary of key spelling terminology.

Research base

The evidence base for this resource is:

  • English K–2 syllabus
  • English K–10 syllabus bibliography
  • a full reference list is also included in each instructional sequence.

Alignment to system priorities and, or needs

These resources clearly and explicitly align to:

Alignment to School Excellence Framework

These resources support the School Excellence Framework by incorporating the following domains and themes.

Learning domain
  • Curriculum: Curriculum provision, Teaching and learning programs
  • Assessment: Whole school monitoring of student learning
  • Student performance measures: NAPLAN
Teaching domain
  • Effective classroom practice: Lesson planning, Explicit teaching
  • Learning and development: Collaborative practice and feedback; Expertise and innovation
Leading domain

Educational leadership: Instructional leadership

Contact

Email questions, comments and feedback about these resources to Englishk6 @det.nsw.edu.au

Grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPC) instructional sequence

This is a suggested sequence for introducing Grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPC) instructional sequence (PDF 618 KB) in a systematic, explicit and cumulative way in Kindergarten through to Year 2.

This sample instructional sequence is an optional resource that represents one way to plan for student learning of the phonics code. Schools are strongly encouraged to make changes to meet the learning needs of all students.

The instructional sequence includes:

  • suggested clusters of GPCs for blending and segmenting practice
  • the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols to guide the correct pronunciation of phonemes in Standard Australian English
  • sample words for each GPC, including embedded opportunities for developing morphemic knowledge aligned with Spelling outcomes and content
  • opportunities for consolidation
  • coding to identify repeated content and less frequently used grapheme representations (alternative spellings)
  • sample high-frequency words for Early Stage 1
  • supporting information for teachers which includes content related to phonic, orthographic, morphemic and etymological components.

Research base

The evidence base for this resource is:

Alignment to system priorities and, or needs

These resources clearly and explicitly align to:

Alignment to School Excellence Framework

These resources support the School Excellence Framework by incorporating the following domains and themes.

Learning domain
  • Curriculum: Curriculum provision, Teaching and learning programs
  • Assessment: Whole school monitoring of student learning
  • Student performance measures: NAPLAN
Teaching domain
  • Effective classroom practice: Lesson planning, Explicit teaching
  • Learning and development: Collaborative practice and feedback; Expertise and innovation
Leading domain

Educational leadership: Instructional leadership

Contact

Email questions, comments and feedback about these resources to Englishk6 @det.nsw.edu.au.

English 3–6 focus areas reference guide

Unpacking the English 3–6 focus areas reference guide (PDF 252.4 KB) provides:

  • information about the focus areas of the English K–10 Syllabus for Years 3–6
  • an overview of each focus area
  • teaching and learning strategies
  • links to the syllabus base
  • suggested further reading.

Category:

  • Teaching and learning

Business Unit:

  • Curriculum and Reform
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