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Super Six Reading Comprehension Strategies Poster Pack

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A pack of posters which explain the Super Six reading comprehension strategies.

This pack includes the following posters:

  • Title poster – Super Six Reading Strategies
  • Making Connections – What do I already know about this topic?
  • Monitoring – Is this making sense? Do I need to read this again?
  • Visualising – What sights, sounds and smells am I imagining as I read the text?
  • Predicting – What do I think will happen?
  • Questioning – What questions can I ask to help create meaning from the text?
  • Summarising – What are the most important ideas in the text?
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The inferring and predicting posters are the same, is this correct??

Michelle Jenkins 路 Feb 18th, 2018

Yes, Michelle, the text is the same. Two different options have been provided as some teachers use the terminology ‘predicting’ and some use ‘inferring’.

Stephanie (Teach Starter) 路 Feb 19th, 2018

Thank you! 馃檪

Jonathan Fisher 路 May 28th, 2015

Hello,

A comment about the pack, specifically the ‘inferring’ poster (this is the same with the other comprehension strategies pack). What is the rationale behind describing the skill inferring as a reader questioning what they think and feel about text? I am under the impression that inferring is a bit different to that.

Inferring is using a reader’s own background knowledge as well as clues from the text to work out what is not explicitly stated.

Example:

Ann dribbled the orange ball down the court.

We can infer that Ann is playing basketball because the text says she is on a court, and the ball is orange. We also know ourselves that basketball is played with an orange ball. At no point during that process am I asking myself what I think and feel about the text. To me, that process is more evaluating than inferring.

I’m a little confused as I don’t see the connection between that and the poster provided above.

Thanks for clarifying
Jonathan

Jonathan Fisher 路 May 27th, 2015

Hi Jonathan

Thanks for your comment, you make a really great point! We’ve updated the pack now to include an alternate version of the inferring poster.

Cheers
– Shanelle

路 May 28th, 2015

Hi – Jonothon is super correct here – inferring and predicting are completely different.. Can you direct me to the posters that include inferring as I find this to be the skill that many children need to put the most work into.

Leanne Nield 路 Jan 22nd, 2020

Hi Ben,
Thank you for your comment. We actually have another pack of reading comprehension posters available; this pack includes a poster for the monitoring strategy. You can download it here:
https://www.teachstarter.com/teaching-resource/reading-comprehension-strategies-poster-pack/
I hope this helps!
– Steph

Stephanie (Teach Starter) 路 May 25th, 2015

Hi, could you please make a ‘Monitoring’ card/poster as this was one of the original Super 6 Startegies. It could read, ‘Stop and think about the text.’ Thanks guys.

Ben Wiggins 路 May 22nd, 2015

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