Literacy is a key general capability across the Australian Curriculum, and is also one of three strands of the Australian Curriculum: English, alongside Literature and Language.
As a general capability, Literacy across the curriculum involves students listening to, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating oral, print, visual and digital texts. In each of our subject areas, our job is to provide students with the literacy knowledge and skills required to interpret and make meaning from reading complex texts; and to enable them to make informed choices as writers or creators of meaning in many of these modes.
When we ask our students to create multimodal texts we need to consider the literacy context and demands required of the task. Successfully creating texts in any form requires the author to capably use the resources available to communicate meaning to someone else – a reader, a viewer, a listener. This process requires students to know how the meaning resources available to them can be used to design meaning – including how different meaning systems can work together to create a balanced and cohesive text.
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