Stage 5 reading - Literal comprehension
Students will learn to interpret directly stated information in a range of texts.
- EN5-2A: effectively uses and critically assesses a wide range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing a wide range of texts in different media and technologies
National Literacy Learning Progression
UnT9: reads and views complex texts (see Text complexity) (comprehension); summarises the text identifying key details only (comprehension); uses processes such as predicting, confirming predictions, monitoring, and connecting relevant elements of the text to build or repair meaning (process); selects reading/viewing strategies appropriate to reading purpose (e.g. scans text for evidence) (process).
UnT10: reads and views complex or some highly complex texts (see Text complexity) (comprehension); integrates automatically a range of processes such as predicting, confirming predictions, monitoring, and connecting relevant elements of the text to build meaning (process); navigates extended texts including complex digital texts (process)
UnT11: reads and views highly complex texts (see Text complexity); strategically adjusts the processes of reading and viewing to build meaning according to the demands of tasks and texts (process)
NAPLAN item descriptors
The relevant NAPLAN item descriptors are included in the resource, available for download on this page.
Full task descriptions are included in the resource, available for download on this page.
Skimming and scanning
Students practise skimming to identify the main idea, and scanning to locate specific topics in texts.
Responding to literal comprehension questions
Students construct a concept map of information gathered around key questionswho, what, when, where and how in a text.
Applying literal comprehension skills
Students gather information using key questions who, what, when, where and how to answer questions related to a text.