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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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    Michelle Jenkins

    The inferring and predicting posters are the same, is this correct??

    Michelle Jenkins · Feb 18th, 2018

    Stephanie (Teach Starter)

    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) · Feb 19th, 2018

    Jonathan Fisher

    Thank you! 🙂

    Jonathan Fisher · May 28th, 2015

    Jonathan Fisher


    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.


    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 Fisher · 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.

    – Shanelle

    · May 28th, 2015

    Leanne Nield

    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 · Jan 22nd, 2020

    Stephanie (Teach Starter)

    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:
    I hope this helps!
    – Steph

    Stephanie (Teach Starter) · May 25th, 2015

    Ben Wiggins

    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 · May 22nd, 2015

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