Using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers as a framework, consider:
Know your students and how they learn
- What is the context (students’ backgrounds and needs)?
- What do the students already know about the textual concept/s?
- What do they need to learn next?
- What are their needs when responding to quality literature? When composing?
Know the content and how to teach it
- Is your understanding of the English textual concepts sufficient to enhance the learning outcomes of students? Find information and resources on the English Textual Concepts website.
- Will the text enhance the students’ abilities to achieve desired outcomes?
Plan for and implement effective teaching practice
Starting – Begin with knowing which English textual concept/s you are exploring then select specific text/s which align with the concept/s.
Teacher delivery options:
- Could the text be used as a mentor text for student writing?
- Will the entire text be used or a chapter/page/paragraph/sentence/scene?
- Will the text be read by the teacher/students/both?
- Are you modelling reading (aloud) widely and often?
- Are the students reading/viewing/listening widely and often?
The selling point – if you read, discuss and explore quality texts you are passionate about, your passion will come through in your delivery. This will transfer to the students which will deepen their engagement.