At Cambewarra Public School, the teaching and learning of comprehension in Years 2-6 is supported by Focus on Reading: An intensive professional learning program that supports teachers from Years 2–6 to understand and explicitly teach reading strategies that will enable students to access the range of texts that they are required to comprehend in the middle years.
The integrated teaching and learning of a small range of metacognitive comprehension strategies, vocabulary knowledge and fluent text reading form the basis of the Focus on Reading program content.
The program is designed to enhance student motivation to read and reading performance beyond the early years.
The school website has a range of resources and readings for parents wanting to better understand the process of reading in the middle years of schooling. The focus becomes comprehension and discussion. This is a departure from the reading practise that is common in the early years.
Reading Routines (pdf 37 KB)
Reciprocal Reading (pdf 69 KB)
Engaging readers (pdf 948 KB)
Tools for readers (pdf 696 KB)
Visuals for readers (pdf 157 KB)