Building comprehension strategies for the Primary Years

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Building comprehension strategies for the Primary Years

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Key words: literacy primary comprehension
Alison Davis


Building comprehension strategies focuses on strategies most often used to develop the comprehension ability of primary school students:

  • making connections to prior knowledge
  • prediction and re-prediction
  • visualising
  • asking and answering questions
  • inference
  • retelling and paraphrasing
  • summarising.

Building comprehension strategies provides:

  • an explanation of each strategy, giving examples of learning goals and success criteria
  • examples of ‘talk-aloud’ and ‘think-aloud’ teaching and learning approaches
  • examples of deliberate instruction based on commonly used reading texts
  • self and peer assessment tasks in relation to strategy use
  • advice on how teachers can integrate the strategies in one or a series of lessons.

The accompanying CD ROM contains blackline masters and graphic organisers that can be used for independent, pair and small-group work during instruction, and as part of planned practice and maintenance throughout the year.

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