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*.
- be able to identify the main idea of a text by synthesising meaning from each section.
- identify the main points in each section of the text
- synthesise information found in different sections of the text to identify a common purpose or theme
- draw on their synthesis to find the main idea of the text.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
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.
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.
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
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