Every Student

R&V3 - Reading - Pre-Intentional

Syllabus Outcomes and Content
Syllabus Outcomes

Early Stage 1 Outcomes (2012)

ENe-4A A student demonstrates developing skills and strategies to read, view and comprehend short, predictable texts on familiar topics in different media and technologies

ENe-8B A student demonstrates emerging skills and knowledge of texts to read and view, and shows developing awareness of purpose, audience and subject matter

ENe-10C A student thinks imaginatively and creatively about familiar topics, simple ideas and the basic features of texts when responding to and composing texts


Life Skills 7-10 Outcomes (2012)

ENLS-4A A student views and responds to a range of visual texts, media and multimedia

ENLS-5A A student recognises and uses visual texts, media and multimedia for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts

ENLS-6A A student reads and responds to a range of written texts in familiar contexts

ENLS-7A A student uses strategies to obtain meaning from and interpret a range of texts

ENLS-12C A student responds to texts in ways that are imaginative and interpretive


HSC Life Skills 11-12 Outcomes (2007)

HSC LS4.1 Recognises individual photographs, pictures, symbols or words for personal use

HSC LS4.2 Recognises, interprets and responds to photographs, pictures, symbols and signs in a range of communicative community contexts

HSC LS4.3 Recognises, interprets and responds to written information

HSC LS4.4 Comprehends written instructions in order to undertake activities and ensure personal safety

HSC LS4.5 Comprehends and responds to a variety of texts in a range of formats to obtain information, engage in a range of recreation and leisure activities and to undertake further education, training and employment

HSC LS5.2 Uses symbolic representations of ideas to produce visual messages

HSC LS6.2 Views images and interprets their meaning, information and content

Syllabus Content

Early Stage 1 (ENe) Content Students:

-join in rhymes and chants 4A

-identify some familiar written symbols in context, e.g. logos, computer icons and commands, labels of packages, signs 4A

-read and understand some sight words in simple, predictable texts 4A

-read one or more sentences correctly and for meaning in environmental/print texts 4A

-select simple print, visual and/or digital texts to read independently for enjoyment and pleasure 8B

-recognise that words and pictures have meaning and that words can be read aloud 8B

-distinguish print from drawings 8B

-discuss creative language features in imaginative texts that can enhance enjoyment, e.g. illustrations, repetition 10C



Life Skills (ENLS) Content Students:

-recognise symbols, signs and logos in everyday situations 4A

-view and respond to their preferred visual texts in a range of contexts 4A

-view and respond to graphs, charts and maps in everyday contexts 4A

-respond to a variety of texts 4A

-view and respond to a range of visual texts, media and multimedia for enjoyment 4A

-use photographs, pictures, symbols and visual aids for a variety of purposes 5A

-read a variety of short, written texts for enjoyment or information 6A

-select a range of texts for enjoyment and justify reasons for their choice 6A

-express a point of view/opinion about a text 6A

-identify and use reading behaviours 6A

-recognise and interpret single words or simple instructions in context 6A

-adjust reading strategies according to the type of text and its purpose 7A

-use a variety of strategies 7A

-read and view a variety of texts for pleasure 12C


HSC Life Skills (LS) Content Students:

-select material with photographs or pictures of family members or friends, for personal enjoyment 4.1

-select printed material with photographs or pictures of favourite people, objects or items 4.1

-recognise and follow daily routines, using photographs, pictures and symbols 4.1

-select items and objects by identifying symbols or words 4.1

-recognise and interpret signs, words, symbols and pictures in a community context 4.2

-interpret icons or  pictorial information to enhance community access and increase independence 4.2

-locate goods, services, items and places in the community using signs, pictures, and  symbols 4.2

-interpret and act on written information on signs and notices in a community context 4.3

-interpret written information to enhance community access and increase independence 4.3

-locate goods, services, items and places in the community from written identification 4.3

-read basic information with supervision and are assisted to comprehend the content 4.4

-use public libraries to select a variety of written material 4.5

-select written material to read for recreation and leisure 4.5

-read to gain information for personal purposes 4.5

-interpret text presented in a variety of formats 4.5

-use photographs or line drawings to produce lists or schedules 5.2

-use small photographs or line drawings in a personal collection to convey a message to known and unknown people in different contexts 5.2

-access a computer to produce visual messages 5.2

-respond to a variety of material 6.2

English Learning Continuum Content

Makes a reflex vocalisation

Makes a reflex movement


Looks and fixes gaze

Touches books Looks at objects/ photos/symbols 

Students currently working at a pre-intentional level should work toward intentional content.


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