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A booklet that provides an overview of language, literacy and motor milestones for children in Years 3 to 6 (Middle to Upper Primary – 8 to 11 year olds). Tips for home and causes for concern are also outlined. The booklet can be photocopied back to back and then folded in half to provide a compact reference.
Students in middle to upper primary should be independent and creative problem solvers. As students reach the middle primary, developed language skills are critical for gaining an academic understanding of content and information. By 8 and 9 years of age students should be able to use language in an adult form. In addition, students demonstrate extensive abstract word knowledge and should be able to efficiently organise and elaborate upon their thoughts. This ability then provides the springboard into writing. At this stage oral reading becomes less important and comprehension of the material becomes more significant. During these years a child’s language and literacy skills form the foundations for academic achievement and learning progress.
How to Use…
This booklet has been designed to give an overview of the language and literacy milestones to
be expected in a child of middle to upper primary (years 3 – 6) of approximately 8 – 11 years of age.
Please keep in mind however, that every child’s development is unique and complex and a child
may not follow these developmental milestones exactly. Although each child may develop skills at
different rates, there is a predictable sequence of development. It is therefore important to consider
the individual child when using these milestones.
Use these milestones and the associated tips and activity ideas to:
1. Gain a sense of your child’s strengths and areas requiring development.
2. Get tips for helping your child to develop strong language and literacy skills.
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