Using vocabulary, oral language, phonological awareness, letters, words, print, comprehension, books and other print materials to help children explore, expand and participate in their world.
The flexible and sustainable mastery of a repertoire of practices with the texts of traditional and new communications technologies via spoken language, print, and multimedia. By 'flexible' we mean that students are able to adjust and modify the performance to better meet contextual demands and variable situations. By 'sustainable' we emphasise maintenance and achievement over time. 'Mastery' involves performance characterised by high achievement. 'Repertoires' involves sets of options for the complex performance of literacy practices. ( Literate Futures: Report, p. 9)