A high level of literacy is shown to be one of the key factors contributing to young people’s success in education, training and the workplace. For pre-service teachers to effectively teach literacy to children, they are required to master literacy concepts and language development. In this unit pre-service teachers will develop an awareness of children’s language development and a deep understanding of different kinds of meanings that can be made in spoken, written and multimodal digital texts, in conjunction with the realisations of these meanings via textual, lexicogrammatical, grapho-phonological and visual resources. Theoretical frameworks of language will be explored with an emphasis on sociocultural and functional approaches to language. The aim of this unit is to provide pre-service teachers with the foundational content knowledge, understanding and skills for teaching English and literacy across all learning areas and assessment using a variety of resources and strategies which demonstrate the cultural richness and diversity of society.