This postgraduate unit will examine the receptive and productive aspects of English language and literacy. Reading, viewing, writing and creating of written, audio, visual and multimodal texts in print and digital forms will be explored in a variety of contexts and for a range of purposes. Theoretical perspectives on the receptive and productive aspects of English and what is required to be an effective communicator in the 21st Century will be critically evaluated to inform practice. Drawing on research-informed classroom pedagogies for effective teaching across the primary years of schooling, pre-service teachers will review literature and evaluate strategies to support students' acquisition of reading and writing skills. Pre-service teachers will build the professional knowledge and skills required to teach students how to express and develop ideas and communicate information for different purposes, through choices about text structure and organisation, across a diverse range of text types and modes.