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Alison Davis
TITLE: Building comprehension strategies for the Primary Years
AUTHOR(S): Alison Davis
Suitable For: Lower Primary to Upper Primary
PRICE: $55.00
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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.