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Nathan the reader

Nathan learns to read

Analysis – what learning is happening here?

Key competencies

Using language, symbols, and texts, Thinking

This is the first example of Nathan reading words aloud. He shows that he understands language is used for communicating information. From being part of an instructional reading group in class, he has learned how to read and interpret text. He is using thinking to understand (decode) text that he is reading and text that is read to him.

Learning areas

Level 1 English: Listening, Reading and Viewing, Speaking, Writing, and Presenting: language features

Nathan is demonstrating he is able to decode simple words and is beginning to use semantic, syntactic, visual, and graphophonic cues. He is showing he is aware that written and oral language can be used to convey meaning.