In this vignette, the Foundation teacher describes and demonstrates how she builds field knowledge about a topic to assist her students to predict words and groups of words and make meaning when reading.
The teacher describes and demonstrates the importance of considered text selection and pre-reading strategies to support reading and comprehension, including:
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 Giraween Primary School, Northern Territory.
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, within the sub-strand of 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 understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently (ACELY1650)
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.