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Comprehension text – Small town, big mountains – Year 5 digital unit

This is a 7-page unit from the Developing Comprehension skills and word knowledge series that covers:

Text
  • Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanning (ACELY1702)
  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, langauge features, images and sound appropriate to purpose amd audience (ACELY1704)
Comprehension
  • Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources (ACELY1703)
Word knowledge
  • Understand how to use knowledge of known words, base words, prefixes and suffixes, word origins, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new words (ACELA1513)
  • Explore less common plurals, and understand how a suffix changes the meaning or grammatical form of a word (ACELA1514)
  • Understand how noun/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or idea (ACELA1508)

Links to other curriculum areas

Humanities and Social Sciences – Geography
  • The influence of people on the environmental characteristics of places in Europe and North America and the location of their major countries in relation to Australia (ASHASSK111) 
  • The environment and human influences on the location and characteristics of a place and the management of spaces within them (ASHASSK113)

Each individual text type covers a number of content descriptions across the Language, Literature and Literacy strands of Australian Curriculum English. The detailed lesson plans save valuable planning time and allow for individual student differences. Use all, or some, of the ideas provided to cater to the needs of your class.

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