Literacy Resources to support Family engagement in children’s learning

Becoming a Writer – A Digital Story

The VCAA, in partnership with Dr Noella Mackenzie (Charles Sturt University), has developed this literacy-based resource to support partnerships with families around children’s learning, and planned and spontaneous opportunities for diverse drawing and writing experiences.

The resource explores three questions:

  • What do children learn about writing before they start school?
  • What do children learn about writing in the first year of school?
  • How can families help children become writers?

The digital story is available as an online video and a downloadable brochure (pdf - 960.11kb) is available for distribution to families.

Additional Reading to support professional practice:

 

Transition to school

Moving from kindergarten to primary school can be an exciting but challenging time in your child’s life. The Department of Education and Training provide a number of resources to assist children and families make a smooth and stress free transition to school

 

Television, Digital Media and Children's Learning

Television, Digital Media and Children's Learning (pdf - 99.48kb) by Dr Don Edgar and Dr Patricia Edgar
This paper was commissioned by the VCAA to promote discussion about the important issue of children’s learning and development through electronic media and new technologies. The statements and opinions in this paper are those of the authors, Dr Don Edgar and Dr Patricia Edgar and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and /or the Victorian Government.