In today’s information-filled world, having highly developed comprehension skills is more important than ever before. The pathway to developing these skills requires reading across a variety of knowledge areas combined with the integration of purposeful, targeted strategies that help students understand each text at its literal, inferential and evaluative level.
Steps to reading proficiency
LiteracyPlanet works to develop reading fluency and comprehension, by building their word automaticity and language comprehension. These two fundamental building blocks enable students to recognise words and understand their contextual meaning.
LiteracyPlanet’s Steps to Reading Proficiency model uses the Science of Reading to scaffold reading skills, from developing word automaticity (phonological awareness and letter-sound knowledge) to building vocabulary and background knowledge for language comprehension.
Strategies for meaning making
Comprehension strategies are techniques students use to make sense of a text. These techniques encourage students to pay attention to details, find hidden meanings and look for the big picture. They also improve thinking, logic and creativity.
LiteracyPlanet’s comprehension content covers more than 20 comprehension strategies, from understanding the main idea or author’s purpose to evaluating the use of figurative language and rhyme schemes, plus many more.
View Comprehension Activities
Play a selection of fun comprehension activities found in LiteracyPlanet. Each activity helps students build vocabulary and background knowledge for language comprehension. Upgrade to unlock access to hundreds more!
Learning Level: Year 2
Type: Test (Sara Snail's Sleepover)
Curriculum outline: Sara Snail's Sleepover
Learning Level: Year 4
Type: Test (Robots Are Us)
Curriculum outline: Robots Are Us
Learning Level: Year 7
Type: Test (Journey To The Centre Of The Earth)
Curriculum outline: Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
Learning Level: Year 10
Type: Test (Why You Should Be A Poet)
Curriculum outline: Why You Should Be A Poet
Key literacy strands
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