Reading Comprehension Downloads

Research article

Fantastic research article on teaching reading comprehension strategies in the early years of school.

Early years reading evidence Download

Book List

Picture Books to use for modelling strategies. Contributed by Anita Holding, Campbell St, School, Tasmania and added to by Alexandra Newbold and the Literacy Coach team Yorke & Mid North Region, South Australia.

Reading Comprehension Strategy Titles Download

Strategy Check-up template

Blank Strategy checkup template

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Contributed by Sheena Brewer, Bethlehem College

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Example of strategy check up Download
Volcano boarding strategy check up

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Contributed by Melissa Murray, Blockhouse Bay School

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Duck Overboard Stuff

Duck Overboard article Download
Duck Overboard article: paragraph format Download
Dot to Dot Connections Download

Activities that develop reading comprehension for junior school students

Activities for Developing R.C - Pre-3

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Contributed by Pauline Brown, Bombay School

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Reading statistics doc Download
Shopping list for inferring

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Contributed by Unley School

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List of proverbs to use for inference Download

Links to New Zealand websites that have short engaging text

Links to International websites that have short engaging text

Power Points for modelling inferring

Power Point for inferring modelling: using pictures Download
Worksheet activity to go with it Download
Power Point for inferring modelling: using text Download
Worksheet activity to go with it Download

PM Templates

Summarise a paragraph in 10 words PM template

Summarising sheet

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Contributed by Waveney Bryant, Meadowbank School

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Before, during and after Y chart PM template Download
Before, during & after wonderings PM template

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Contributed by Anita Holding

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Reading Strategy Toolbox PM Download
Generic thinking strip PM template Download
Predicting boxes PM template Download
Before reading PM template Download
Fairy story comparison PM for text to text connections

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Contributed by Kerri Wilson, Waverley School

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Comprehension response sheet template

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Contributed by Sarah Bolton, Otorohunga School

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I do, we do, you do, signs for modelling Download
Choose a starter sheet for guided reading Download
Read and Achieve with the All Blacks' David Riley's amazing free comprehension resource Check out David's website - he writes great books that engage boys in particular. Open link
Read and Achieve with the AB's Download

Vocabulary links

Averil Coxhead Academic wordlist: Victoria University link Open link
Academic wordlist for kids

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Contributed by Bethlehem College

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Concept circle vocab activity link - read the info the downloadable templatesare at the bottom Open link

Good vocabulary sites

Word Hippo: defines a word, provides ameaning, provides a word that is opposite, pronounces a word, provides rhyming wordsand places the word in many different contexts. Open link
Great visual dictionary site Open link
Collins Co-build dictionary free trial Open link
Laura Candler vocabulary foldable template Download

From the workshop

Tutankhamen self-monitoring Download
Retelling Workshop Powerpoint

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Linda Gambrell

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5 finger test bookmark Open link
Link to PDF of reading strategies presentation Open link
Reading activity modelling book cover Download

Portable Word Wall templates

Word Wall - Blank space option Download
Wonder Wall Template Download
Word Wall (Blank) Download
Word attack Ninja Powerpoint

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Contributed by Jess Hardley Waihi Beach School

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Word clues activity Download
Fantastic digital word wall Open link

PM templates to make a Strategy Question Starter flipchart

Cara's comp cards 1 Download
Cara's comp cards 2

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Contributed by Cara Taylor, Kaiapoi North School

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Cara's comp cards 3

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Contributed by Cara Taylor, Kaiapoi North School

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Cara's comp cards 4

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Contributed by Cara Taylor, Kaiapoi North School

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Cara's comp cards 4

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Contributed by Cara Taylor, Kaiapoi North School

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