Select a rich text to read e.g. Wonder, The Treasure box... This activity is to be done regularly with different texts each cycle. 1. Click to add your response to the sheet 2. Follow the instructions on the 'Guide Comprehension' graphic organiser 3. Use to type your answers into each section 4. Once you have completed your required sections save it by clicking 5. To edit your work, once the work is saved and located in your journal, click to continue the task. 1st session- Skim and scan (scroll down to refresh your mind on what is required), predict, read the text, confirm or reject prediction 2nd session- Clarifying, questioning (thick and thin questions) 3rs session- Summarising, audience, purpose and theme Skimming refers to the process of reading only main ideas within a passage to get an overall impression of the content of a reading selection. How to Skim: * Read the title. * Read the introduction or the first paragraph. * Read the first sentence of every other paragraph. * Read any headings and sub-headings. * Notice any pictures, charts, or graphs. * Notice any italicised or boldface words or phrases. * Read the summary or last paragraph. Scanning is a reading technique to be used when you want to find specific information quickly. In scanning you have a question in your mind and you read a passage only to find the answer, ignoring unrelated information. How to Scan: * State the specific information you are looking for. * Try to anticipate how the answer will appear and what clues you might use to help you locate the answer. For example, if you were looking for a certain date, you would quickly read the paragraph looking only for numbers. * Use headings and any other aids that will help you identify which sections might contain the information you are looking for. * Selectively read and skip through sections of the passage.