Comprehend IT Years 4-5

U2B Booster Years 4-5

Course Information

Capable readers do not always reach the Upper 2 Bands in NAPLAN Reading. In many cases, these students need to develop their higher-order comprehension skills before, during and after reading. Acquisition of these skills has many cross-curricular benefits.

Comprehend It students become text detectives, actively engaging in texts to gain meaning. Students learn a range of simple, but highly effective, cognitive tools that can be applied when they are required to interpret, analyse and evaluate a range of challenging literary texts.

Target Group

​Students should have achieved Band 4, 5 or 6 in Year 3 NAPLAN Reading, 2016 or 2017 (or internal school data indicates that the student is likely to reach the Upper 2 Bands with targeted support).



Lesson Overview

1Introduction to Comprehend IT and web conferencing skills
2Introduction to eLearn and Pre-Test: Literal, inferential and applied.
3Use QAR and Q-Matrix: Ask and answer questions to understand text
4Activate prior knowledge, make connections/predictions, confirm/revise
5Clarify the meanings of unknown words or phrases, build vocabulary
6Detect the most important ideas, ignore the irrelevant, locate main idea
7Find clues in the text, go beyond the literal meaning
8Create pictures, use our senses to create images for understanding
9Create own ideas, integrate the words and ideas with personal thoughts
10Use many strategies to comprehend a variety of texts
11Post-Test: Literal, inferential and applied questioning
12Evaluate, extend, reflect and celebrate

Assessment and Reporting


A pre-test identifies each student’s starting point and provides diagnostic data, and a post-test measures improvement.

Both tests require students to read a text and then answer a series of multiple-choice questions (literal, inferential, applied).

Schools are provided with pre and post-test results, attendance data, survey feedback and qualitative report card comments.
Last updated 08 December 2017
Last updated 08 December 2017