Stage 2 reading - Categorising

Learning focus

Students will learn to categorise information by drawing on vocabulary, background knowledge and topic sentences.

Syllabus outcome

  • EN2-4A: uses an increasing range of skills, strategies and knowledge to fluently read, view and comprehend a range of texts on increasingly challenging topics in different media and technologies.

National Literacy Learning Progression

Understanding texts

  • UnT6: locates specific information in a predictable print text or a given set of digital sources (comprehension); makes connections within and between texts (between spoken and written texts that present similar information) (comprehension)
  • UnT7: compares and contrasts texts on the same topic to identify how authors represent the same ideas differently (comprehension)
  • UnT8: skims and scans texts for key words to identify main idea (process); evaluates the accuracy of texts on the same topic or texts that present differing points of view or information (comprehension)

NAPLAN item descriptors

The relevant NAPLAN item descriptors are included in the resource, available for download on this page.

Task outline

Full task descriptions are included in the resource, available for download on this page.

Task 1: Categorising items

Students group items and words, noting similarities and differences and consider alternate groupings (five activities).

Task 2: Categorising information from texts

Students organise text and images into categories and subcategories and investigate background knowledge and predicted vocabulary (five activities).

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