This post has been written to answer specific questions I’ve been receiving, so I thought I’d share some ideas I’ve collected here….
Each day I’m learning something different about this resource. It’s like peeling the skin off an orange and pulling apart the segments. (What strategy?)
Explicit Teaching: Learners need substantial guidance. Below is an example of how NLDC Digital Texts for Box 5 can be planned across the year, linking the 6 comprehension skills, focus reading strategies and different text types.
First: Gather data – PM Benchmark RAR – Use Software to expedite analysis
WHOLE – Launch / Whole Class Focus
PART – Modelled / Guided/ Reciprocal Teaching /Independent Reading/ Read Aloud / Literature Circles
WHOLE – Reflection / Sharing
NLD Comprehension Box 5 example to get us thinking… ????????????????????????????????????
Term 1. Whole Class focus
EXPILICIT TEACHING OF:-
Text Type: Narrative (imaginative)
Focus Skill: Making Inferences
Comprehension Strategies Focus: Cause & Effect, Figurative Language, Main Points & Bigger Ideas & Problem/Solution
Digital Text: Amy’s Brainwave (You’ll be using other supporting texts e.g. Big Books as well )
Term Planning Outline: Text Type, Reading Skill & Comprehension Strategies Example
Term 1: Text Type Focus for Reading and Writing – Narrative
Assessment of students: Benchmark recommendations for future learning – form groups of students with similar reading ability and learning goals.
Example Group Spread: Assessed for Guided Reading – NLD9/10 These levels are correlated to PM Levels and Reading Ages
Example Below – Part: Guided Reading- Text Selection: Reading Age 10.1-10.3
To add to the mix there is the NLD Directions Exemplar Cards and Big Books, levelled novels and Guided Reading Card box sets.
Hope this helps! Any thoughts?