The progression statements provide the big picture of English and made me realise new possibilities for my teaching and brought new depth in my programs.
Why textual concepts?
Foregrounds what is at the heart of subject English
Textual Concept Progressions make explicit what is important to teach and learn in the English syllabus.
Brings depth and variety to student experiences with texts
Textual Concepts learning and teaching design facilitates differentiation and gives students access to higher order thinking.
Keeps lessons focused and purposeful
Designing lesson sequences with Textual Concepts and Processes creates pathways through learning to assessment.
Where do the concepts come from?
The Textual Concepts were derived from a rigorous analysis of the NSW English Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum K-10 which led to considered definitions grounded in literary theory.