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K–10English K–10 Syllabus

Record of changes
Implementation for K–2 from 2023 and 3–10 from 2024
Expand for detailed implementation advice


Stage 1

Learning and using words
  • Use taught morphemic knowledge to create word families

  • Understand and use words that have different meanings in different contexts

  • Understand and communicate jokes and riddles that play on words

  • Identify, understand and use wordplay and rhyme in a range of texts

  • Use vocabulary to express cause and effect

  • Understand and intentionally choose subject-specific vocabulary to enhance precision and for effect

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