Determining Importance

Learning Intention: We are learning to determine what is important when we read and what is just interesting. We can’t possibly remember everything we read. Our brains are like a sieve, sifting ... Read More

Themes in Books

Every book we read has a theme,  sometimes more than one! But what is the theme? Image courtesy of  minds-in-bloom.com   The ‘theme’ is the message that the author is trying to comm... Read More

Making Inferences

Our focus strategy this week is Making Inferences.   We remember that TEXT CLUES + BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE = INFERENCE   Authors use inference to SHOW their readers more information about the s... Read More

Reading Fluency

Being a fluent reader means you read smoothly with expression and correct phrasing. You read at a suitable pace, paying attention to punctuation marks.  In 5/6J – on average you should be readi... Read More

Forming a Synthesis

Our focus strategy at the moment is learning to form a synthesis.  Synthesising is one of the hardest comprehension skills because to do it you need to ask questions, infer, make connections, use you... Read More