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Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning about key events, ideas and information in texts that they listen to, view and read by drawing on growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features

Elaborations

  • using elements in books and screen texts, for example illustrations, diagrams, sound and movement, to support reading (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • making connections between the text and students’ own experiences, and between information in print and images (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • finding key information in a text (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • making inferences about characters’ feelings and motives (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • building knowledge about the topic of the text and learning new vocabulary before and during reading (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • making predictions from the cover, from illustrations and at points in the text before reading on (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • retelling the events or key information in the text orally, in writing and/or through digital or arts media (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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