Literacy is the ability to understand and evaluate meaning through reading, writing, listening and speaking, viewing and representing (NSW Literacy K-12 policy, 2007).

Literacy is incorporated in the NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum as a general capability alongside other learning across the curriculum areas.

The NSW Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2017-2020 is a plan to ensure NSW students have the essential literacy and numeracy skills they need for success in learning and in life.

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