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|Connecting with the Text
|I Wonder Sheet
|A concept map helps children to organise and identify the main idea/s of a text and the supporting facts. Write or draw.
|Think of and record connections made to the book. Connections refer to: ‘A time in my life’, ‘Another book’ and ‘A person I know’.
|Another resource which supports children as they learn to self-question. Can be filled out after or while reading. Children write questions that they asked themselves.
|Looks, Sounds, Feels Like Y-Chart
|Main Idea Chart
|Before reading, children should activate their prior knowledge on a topic. 3 columns- ‘What I know’, ‘What I want to find out’ and (to use as a discussion after reading) ‘What I have learnt’.
|Children think about what the setting, (event or even character) looks like, sounds like and feels like. This is designed to help children paint a vivid picture of the book.
|Helps children summarise texts. Children find the main idea from specific pages and identify supporting facts, ideas and details.
|Story Map Overview
|Story Sequence Template
|This chart assists children in coming up with a range of questions to ask during and after reading.
|A template to help visualise the structure of a text. Identify the type of text, setting, characters and key events.
|Helps children order the events of a story. Can be used for fiction or non-fiction (ie. listing the steps in a procedure).
|Cause and Effect
|Allows children to work on using context clues in the text and images to work out what words mean.
|After reading, summarise the text by firstly answering Who, What, When, Where, Why and How.
|Learn about cause and effect. Identify what happened and what caused it to happen.
|Chain of Events
|Problems and Solutions
|Learn about cause and effect by linking the events of the book in an ordered manner.
|Fill the middle oval by drawing a character OR setting. Fill the circles with drawings of details of the chosen character/setting.
|Create new solutions for a problem in the book. List the advantages and disadvantages for each.
|Main Idea Supporting Ideas
|Map out the events of a book. Draw and/or write.
|Identify the main idea of a page/chapter/book. In the surrounding boxes, list the supporting details.