Locating key words and phrasesReaders extract the key words and phrases from the text to develop understanding of the whole text. The words or phrases can be literal or inferential
I can find the most important word or phrase to summarise the text.
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Strategy
Explanation
Before
During
After
Reference
Before and After Chart
Students record their prior knowledge about a text in the 'before' web. After reading the text they complete the 'after' web'. They reference pages and paragraphs where the key words and phrases were located.


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The Reading Activity Handbook p 11
Eleven Words
Summarise the text using eleven key words or phrases. (The teacher can use any number of words)


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Five key word search
Students are asked to choose five key words in a text and record them on post it notes. They justify their choices.


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Comprehension Teaching for Meaning
Flow Chart
Students locate the key words in the text and sequence them in chronological order.


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The Reading Activity Handbook p 12
Grid Organiser
It supports student learning by providing a structure to collect and organise information from factual or narrative text. It can be used as a framework to plan a piece of writing.

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The Reading Activity Handbook p 10
Key Word Construction
The students reduce the text to a single word, phrase or quotation.


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Building Reading Comprehension
Habits p 42-43
Key Word Strategy
As the students read the text they write key words/phrases on sticky notes. The words can be literal or inferred. After reading the text they use the key words to write a summary.

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Revisit, Reflect, retell p 130-133
Plus, Minus, Interesting
Students list key words and phrases from the text under the headings- Plus, Minus, Interesting


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The Reading Activity Handbook p 15
Storyboard
Students use key phrases from the text to retell. They illustrate each phrase.


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The Reading Activity Handbook p 14
Timeline
A timeline can support the student in retell the text, and can reveal what the student perceives as important.


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The Reading Activity Handbook p 11
Venn Diagram
Use the Venn diagram to compare and contrast two characters, or the reader and a character.

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The Reading Activity Handbook o p 22

Locating information directly stated by locating key word- Naplan 2008
Naplan 2012