Applying Reading Comprehension Strategies Unit Plan

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8 x lessons | Suitable for years: 4 - 6

This English unit is designed to explicitly teach the reading comprehension strategies of activating prior knowledge, making connections, questioning, monitoring, predicting, inferring, visualising and summarising to upper primary students, with a focus on literary texts.

It consists of 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

These lessons may be taught as a complete unit of work, or they may be taught individually as stand-alone lessons.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

Teachers are encouraged to collect samples of students’ work throughout the unit to reflect their learning journey.

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  • Tania Ferguson
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    Hi, when trying to access the lesson plan for Making Connections, I get this message - The file “Lesson-2-Making-Connections.pdf” could not be opened because it is empty.

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  • Petros Karavasilis
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    Excellent resource, would have been great if a final assessment task was included.

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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  • Gabi Batchelor
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    Excellent resource but is there a similar set of powerpoints for other comprehension strategies such as fact or opinion, finding the main idea and author's purpose?

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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  • Prim A
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    Brilliant resource! Thank you!

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)
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      Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Prim! I hope you and your students enjoy completing this unit of work.