Quick summary: In this lesson, students will practise locating directly stated information in a text, ensuring they are able to support their responses to literal comprehension questions with evidence.
This lesson is designed to provide valuable practice for NAPLAN, the national literacy and numeracy test held in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9*. It links directly to the Year 5 minimum standard indicating that when reading an information text, students should be able to locate directly stated information.
This lesson has been developed in partnership with The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria. For over 160 years, The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has been running the Royal Melbourne Show which, like other agricultural shows around the country, works to build the community’s knowledge and understanding of the vital role agriculture plays in our everyday lives.
This year’s Royal Melbourne Show will be held between Saturday 21st to Tuesday 1st September.
- Students will accurately identify directly stated information in a text.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 5 English
- Identify aspects of literary texts that convey details or information about particular social, cultural and historical contexts (ACELT1608)
- Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanning (ACELY1702)
- Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources (ACELY1703)
Year 6 English
- Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts (ACELY1713)
Syllabus outcomes: EN3-8D, EN3-3A
General capabilities: Literacy
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
Relevant parts of Year 5 achievement standards:
They analyse and explain literal and implied information from a variety of texts. They describe how events, characters and settings in texts are depicted and explain their own responses to them.
Relevant parts of Year 6 achievement standards:
Students compare and analyse information in different and complex texts, explaining literal and implied meaning. They select and use evidence from a text to explain their response to it.
Unit of work: The Show – NAPLAN preparation
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – teacher will explicitly model the strategy students will practise during the lesson, and gradually release responsibility so that the students are familiar with the strategy before working independently.
Resources required: One piece of large poster paper (A1 or similar). A class set of Understanding What We Read Resource, Welcome from RASV President, Finding Proof: Pairs Practice, Finding Proof Independent Practice, Reflection Prompt. Sheep and Goats and Dogs and Cats (A4, 2-sided – print back to back). One copy of Finding Proof Teacher Worksheet printed in A3. One A3 copy or the ability to project Supporting our Farmers.
Keywords: Agriculture, show, farming, produce, breeds, food, fibre, NAPLAN.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.