Quick summary: In this lesson, students will practise the key comprehension skill of using evidence to interpret the overall meaning of a text. They will read an information flyer and apply specific strategies to build an understanding of the meaning of a text. Students will then share their understanding and compare interpretations with their classmates. This lesson is designed to provide valuable practice for NAPLAN, the national literacy test held in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9*.
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- Students identify the main idea of a text by synthesising meaning from each section.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 9 English
- Present an argument about a literary text based on initial impressions and subsequent analysis of the whole text (ACELT1771)
- Apply an expanding vocabulary to read increasingly complex texts with fluency and comprehension (ACELY1743)
Syllabus outcomes: EN5-1A, EN5-2A.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Literacy.
Relevant parts of Year 9 English achievement standards: Students evaluate and integrate ideas and information from texts to form their own interpretations.
Topic: NAPLAN Preparation.
Unit of work: Faber-Castell – NAPLAN Preparation.
Time required: 60 minutes.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – The skills and strategies to be applied by students are modelled explicitly by the teacher during the introductory activity.
Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student. Device capable of presenting a website to the class. Reading Skills Worksheet (printable), Reading Skills Worksheet (editable). Pages 2 & 4 of the Faber-Castell Sustainability Leaflet. Page 11 of the Faber-Castell – Product Knowledge Manual.
Keywords: NAPLAN, English, main idea, main points, synthesise, images, summarise.
*This lesson plan is not an officially endorsed publication of NAPLAN’s creators and administrators – the ACARA body – but is designed to provide practise for the Australian Curriculum’s compulsory NAPLAN testing scheme.
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