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Wallacestone Primary School
Newsletter
Reading
Comprehension in
Primary 3 and
Primary 4
Sheila Robertson, Principal Teacher
Wallacestone Primary School
Newsletter
Wallacestone Primary School
Newsletter
Wallacestone Primary School
Newsletter
Wallacestone Primary School
Newsletter
Prior Knowledge
-Title, Author
-Have you read any other
Anthony Browne books?
-What...
Wallacestone Primary School
Newsletter
Prior Knowledge
Wallacestone Primary School
Newsletter
Metalinguistics
- Can you put the word Gorilla in to a sentence?
- Word attack stra...
Wallacestone Primary School
Newsletter
Visualisation
Using the following to help organise and explain the
concepts present...
Wallacestone Primary School
Newsletter
Inference
Why do you think he doesn’t have time for anything?
What does the picture...
Wallacestone Primary School
Newsletter
Main Ideas
-Finding the most important ideas using clues from the
implied, rather t...
Wallacestone Primary School
Newsletter
Wallacestone Primary School
Newsletter
Wallacestone Primary School
Newsletter
Wallacestone Primary School
Newsletter
Summarising/Paraphrasing
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Wallacestone PS - Reading Comprehension in Primary 3 and 4

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Wallacestone PS - Reading Comprehension in Primary 3 and 4

  1. 1. Wallacestone Primary School Newsletter Reading Comprehension in Primary 3 and Primary 4 Sheila Robertson, Principal Teacher
  2. 2. Wallacestone Primary School Newsletter
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  5. 5. Wallacestone Primary School Newsletter Prior Knowledge -Title, Author -Have you read any other Anthony Browne books? -What do you know about Gorillas? -Metalinguistics – can you put the word Gorilla in a sentence? What other questions do you have about the book? Use key question words – who, what, where, when, why. *Task
  6. 6. Wallacestone Primary School Newsletter Prior Knowledge
  7. 7. Wallacestone Primary School Newsletter Metalinguistics - Can you put the word Gorilla in to a sentence? - Word attack strategies – sound out/blend, phonemes, syllables etc - Primates – explore the meaning - On the night before her birthday, Hannah was 'tingling with excitement'. Can you think of other ways to describe how she was feeling? - Uplevel some of the words in the story - Use context clues
  8. 8. Wallacestone Primary School Newsletter Visualisation Using the following to help organise and explain the concepts presented in the text: •Mind map - (the Gorilla and Hannah’s trip together) •Pictures/Ilustrations - (In the night something amazing happened)….. - Children listening to the text and adding their own illustrations •Diagrams/Charts – (What does Hannah’s house look like)
  9. 9. Wallacestone Primary School Newsletter Inference Why do you think he doesn’t have time for anything? What does the picture tell you about Hannah and her father? Why has Anthony Browne chosen the colour blue and why is Hannah dressed in red? What effect does this have on the reader?
  10. 10. Wallacestone Primary School Newsletter Main Ideas -Finding the most important ideas using clues from the implied, rather than stated information -Using who/what/why/where/when/how questions -Reading between the lines, discovering what the reader has to think or understand from the text.
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  14. 14. Wallacestone Primary School Newsletter Summarising/Paraphrasing

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