Applying Reading Comprehension Strategies Unit Plan

Applying Reading Comprehension Strategies Unit Plan

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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.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Activating Prior Knowledge

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn and apply the reading comprehension strategy of activating prior knowledge.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Making Connections

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn and apply the reading comprehension strategy of making connections.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Questioning

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn and apply the reading comprehension strategy of questioning.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Monitoring

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn and apply the reading comprehension strategy of monitoring.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Predicting

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn and apply the reading comprehension strategy of predicting.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Inferring

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn and apply the reading comprehension strategy of inferring.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Visualising

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn and apply the reading comprehension strategy of visualising.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Summarising

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn and apply the reading comprehension strategy of summarising.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

English > Year 4 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1691
Read different types of texts by combining contextual , semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies for example monitoring meaning, cross checking and reviewingElabora...

English > Year 5 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1702
Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanningElaborationsbringing subj...

English > Year 6 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1712
Select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example table of contents, glossary, chapters, headin...

English > Year 4 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1692
Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating textsElaborationsmaking connections between ...

English > Year 5 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1703
Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sourcesElaborationsusing research skills including identifying research purpose, ...

English > Year 6 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1713
Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital textsElaborationsmaking connections between...


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