Title: TARGETING COMPREHENSION YR4 ACTIVITY BOOK
Author: ALFORD PETER AND BLOOM AIMEE
A good understanding of comprehension is essential for effective writing and communication. The Targeting Comprehension series teaches students how to read between the lines. Each book contains activities for Literal and Inferential comprehension. Literal comprehension is simply what the text says whereas Inferential comprehension interprets ideas, intent or information in explicit text to make assumptions. The activities in this series are intended to teach students how to hypothesise and conclude using their personal experience and intuition. In other wordshow to read between the lines.
Each of the following elements of comprehension are explained in separate sections and use three sample text types. These are; informative, imaginative and persuasive.
Literalunderstanding information and facts directly stated in the text
Inferringmaking assumptions based on context
Predictingextrapolating where aspects of a text may lead
Analysinginterpreting the unstated notions behind what is written
Making connectionsfinding links between two elements of a text
Critical reflectiondrawing on own experience and knowledge to gain insight into characters
Also included is an assessment section for each of the six comprehension elements and removable answers.