Targeting Comprehension Interactively is a powerful new series of CD-ROMs for teaching comprehension using an interactive whiteboard. Each level features ten colourful and engaging text extracts in a variety of genres with an audio track. Links to the Australian Curriculum are provided for each text extract.
Each text is examined in stages using the following six strategies:
Predicting students are asked questions about the books title, cover or graphics and asked to anticipate and predict what the text is likely to be about.
Personal connection students are invited to relate to the text personally by considering their own or others personal experiences
Visualising students are encouraged to create mental images to form unique interpretations, to clarify text and to remain engaged with the text.
Questioning questions are posed about sections of the text to ensure students develop a deeper understanding of the content.
Summarising students are asked to summarise the text in a succinct way and to recount it to their peers.
Monitoring students are encouraged to think critically about the text and if it is cohesive and makes sense.Each text is examined in stages using the following six strategies:
The text extracts can all be printed from the screen for photocopying and distribution.