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Comprehension for Independent Readers – Literal, Inferential, Evaluative – Ages 10+

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Comprehension for independent readers is a series of two books for ages 8-9 and 10 plus. The books are divided into a number of sections each focusing on a different text type or part of speech.

Text types:

  • Sales catalogue
  • Comic book
  • Information in graphs
  • Poster
  • Biography
  • Diagram
  • Diary entry
  • Time line
  • Poetry
  • Play script
  • Flow chart
  • Narrative
  • Parts of speech
  • Information in tables
  • Proverb
  • Colloquialism
  • Irony
  • Sarcasm
  • Symbolism
  • Metaphor
  • Syllogism
  • Front page of newspaper

Features include:

  • stimulus texts of a particular genre or part of speech to inform students about the theme and to promote discussion
  • comprehension activities with a number of literal, inferential and evaluative comprehension questions for students to demonstrate what they have learned. The format of questions ranges from multiple choice and matching to those requiring a full written explanation.
  • suggestions for developing students’ understanding, and the theme of the text
  • answers to all comprehension questions
  • links to the English curriculum

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