Applying Reading Comprehension Strategies Unit Plan

Unit Plan

Applying Reading Comprehension Strategies Unit Plan

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8 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grades: 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.

 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


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