Explicit teaching practices involve teachers clearly showing students what to do and how to do it, rather than having students discover that information themselves. Students who experience explicit teaching practices make greater learning gains than students who do not experience these practices.
EAL/D students require explicit English language instruction as well as multiple opportunities to encounter KLA-specific language. They also need to be explicitly taught types of texts, sentence structure, paragraphing, and grammar and how these elements of literacy are applied in each KLA.
The EAL/D enhanced teaching and learning cycle assists teachers to plan and implement an explicit focus on English language learning.
EAL/D resources (staff only) have been designed to support the learning needs of EAL/D students in working towards the HSC minimum standard.