The Comprehension Toolkit (Ages 5-8)

Includes more than 80 lessons for busy teachers

The Comprehension Toolkit (Ages 5-8) is a 240 page publication including more than 80 reading lessons to help busy teachers deliver high quality comprehension lessons.

Comprehension strategies are applied to everyday situations and interactions as well as to the reading and viewing of texts. This practical, research-based book aims to teach students how to apply strategies to texts and generalise them for daily life.

Containing background information about comprehension, strategy and pedagogy overviews, the importance of data and considerations for teaching, the book also provides more than 80 explicit lessons for early years’ students.

To facilitate each lesson simply select a text suitable for your students or use a text model where provided. Then select your pedagogical approach. All lessons are suitable for modelled, shared or guided reading.

The Comprehension Toolkit (ages 5-8) Lesson 21
The Comprehension Toolkit (ages 5-8) - Lesson 21

Lessons targeting nonfiction features are included, as is a focus on oral language and grammar as these relate to the text structures cause/effect, compare/contrast, chronological sequence, list or description and problem/solution.

To support busy teachers, each lesson is accompanied by a digital file repository containing anchor charts outlining:

  • learning intention
  • success criteria
  • strategy/skill
  • learning reflection

Additional resources include:

  • text models
  • graphic organisers
  • black-line masters

Digital File Repository

The Digital File Repository supporting the lessons in this book feature more than 320 anchor charts and more than 260 text models.

The Comprehension Toolkit (ages 5-8) lesson 2, Digital File Repository
The Comprehension Toolkit (ages 5-8), Lesson 2, Digital File Repository.

Samples from The Comprehension Toolkit include:

Available for free!

A copy of The Comprehension Toolkit (Ages 5-8) is provided free to attendees of the Prep to Year 3 Reading Workshop: ‘The Big Six’.

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