In this vignette, the year 9 teacher describes how she used data to determine that she needed to reteach the use of visualisation as a comprehension strategy.
In this targeted learning experience, the teacher asks the students to choose their own method to represent their visualisation of the text. They choose a method according to their preferred style.
The teacher uses flexible grouping to enable students to explore and describe their visualisation in discussion with their peers.
The TeachingACEnglish project was developed by the Department of Education, Training and Employment, Queensland in collaboration with Education Services Australia.
This vignette was filmed at Bentley Park College Senior Campus, Queensland.
In the Australian Curriculum: English, the content descriptions related to the knowledge, understanding and skills of reading and comprehension strategies from Foundation to year 10 are represented in the Literacy strand of English, in the sub-strand, Interpreting, analysing, evaluating. The content descriptions progress from an early focus on emerging text processing strategies and using contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge to the application of more complex text processing strategies across a wide range of texts, in the later years of schooling.
Based on Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) materials.
Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse texts, comparing and evaluating representations of an event, issue, situation or character in different texts (ACELY1744)
Source: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Icons of book and cogs
Please note: this resource does not address all focus areas of these standards.
This publication is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.