VCAL
VCAL
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Literacy Strand

Senior Level year 12

The purpose of the VCAL Literacy Skills Units is to develop literacy skills and knowledge that allow effective participation in the four main social contexts in which we function in Australian society: The Literacy Skills are based on the concept that the application of literacy skills cannot be separated from the social context and that skills and knowledge are best developed when applied to real life contexts. In most real life contexts we do not read, write, speak, listen or complete literacy tasks in isolation. This level focuses on developing skills for further study. The unit aims to enable learners to develop the skills and knowledge to read and write complex texts. The texts will deal with general situations and include some abstract concepts or technical details. Learners will produce texts that incorporate a range of ideas, information, beliefs or processes and have control of the language devises appropriate to the type of text. In reading, the learner identifies the views shaping the text and the devices used to present those views. The learner will also express an opinion on the effectiveness and content of the text. Learners who successfully complete this unit will be able to read, comprehend and write a range of complex texts across a broad range of contexts.