Where's The Proof? (Reading Skills NAPLAN)

Where's The Proof? (Reading Skills NAPLAN)

Lesson 1 of 8 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 4
  • English
  • Reading
  • ...

Lesson summary

In this lesson, students will practise the key comprehension skill of finding evidence to support interpretations of a text. They will read an information flyer and apply specific strategies to build literal and inferred meaning of the text. Students will then apply their understanding of the text in a creative colouring activity. This lesson is designed to provide valuable practice for NAPLAN, the national literacy test held in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9*.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • provide evidence from the text to support their answers to comprehension questions.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • answer a question about something they have read
  • find and show evidence in the text to support their answer
  • explain their evidence to another student or a teacher.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Year 3 English:

  • Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features (ACELY1680).

Syllabus outcomes: EN2-4A.

General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking.

Relevant parts of Year 3 English achievement standards: Students 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. They listen and ask questions to clarify content.

Unit of work: Faber-Castell – NAPLAN Preparation.

Time required: 60 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – As the teacher explicitly models skills that students require for the lesson, the level of support required should be minimal. Students who find work of a Year 3 standard difficult may require some additional support.

Resources required

  • Projector to display a presentation to the class
  • Pens or pencils to write with
  • Connector Pens and Colour Grip pencils to colour with
  • Faber-Castell Connector Pens Flyer, Example Worksheet
  • To print: Student Worksheet A, Student Worksheet B, Colouring Castle Template
  • Student Worksheet A Answers
  • Student Worksheet B Answers


This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Creativity

Additional info

Faber-Castell has long understood the importance of creativity to all people, especially to young people. It is also continuously searching for environmentally friendly processes and high-quality materials to enhance children’s creative experience throughout every development phase. For more information about Faber-Castell, click here.

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